A privately-held company I have an interest in has peer-reviewed studies showing that its exercises sharpen acuity, where crossword puzzles and such do not.
(“Researchers found participants who did just 10 hours of the exercise, with no further training, had gains of 1.5 to 6.6 years across several standard measures of cognition that persisted even a year later. No gains were seen from doing crosswords. . . .“)
Here’s their latest offer:
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Something to pass on to your parents? Your grandparents? (A) They will appreciate your thinking of them. (B) They may be less likely to lose their keys or crash their cars.
Even you might benefit, though I’ve never noticed you to be anything but razor sharp.
(“The study also showed that participants aged 50-64 had gains just as large as those 65 and older. “This suggests that as with physical exercise, anyone can improve at any age,” said Dr. Wolinsky. “And, as with physical exercise, why would you wait until you are old to get into better shape? . . .“)
Have a great weekend!
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If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this.~Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3M Post-It Notepads.
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