Posts tagged ‘Mental Health’
“Skewed coverage of academic report in the Dire Mail (sorry, Daily Mail) : Computer game addicts warned they could start behaving like autism sufferers. Of course the report warns no such thing, as discussed here at Spong: Daily Mail muddles cause and effect .”
Author: Daniel Livingstone, Learning Games Blog, 8th April 2008
Full article available here.
Scientific research shows that to stay fit and at the top of our game, our brains need exercise just like our bodies.
Happy Neuron online brain games are scientifically-developed to stimulate your brain in a challenging and fun way, keeping your mind fit at any age.
Happy Neuron CEO and cognitive psychologist, Dr. Michel Noir, designed these games to specifically target the five major cognitive functions of memory, attention, language, executive functions and visual/spatial. Increasing scientific evidence shows that actively participating in appropriately designed brain fitness workouts can help defer the onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Based on personal progress, Happy Neuron ensures individuals are making the most of their mind workouts. A personalized “virtual coach” prepares personal brain workouts based on player usage and performance. In addition to comparisons to the top 25 percent of players, users will see how they are performing in relation to the average score of their peers. The unique coach feature gauges mental achievement levels and progression based on other players of the same gender, age and education level. Each player is given insight into areas of cognitive strength and weakness and personal progress is charted for each function.
HAPPY NEURON Targets
· Memory – working memory (15 sec.), short-term memory (up to 60 sec.) and long-term memory
· Attention – hones the ability to concentrate and focus on critical information
· Language – exercises speed, strength and comprehension of verbal and written expression
· Executive Functions – strengthens the highly complex functions of logic, strategy, planning, problem solving and deductive reasoning
· Visual and Spatial –processing information in a 3-D world and interpreting visual information
HAPPY NEURON Features
· Offers 32 different online games and more than 1500 hours of game play – including unlimited access to one free game in each cognitive category
· Easy access – players can log in from any computer with internet access
· A “Virtual Coach” to track progress and compare results to other players of similar gender, age and education levels. Games are then recommended to improve an individuals’ area of weakness.
Happy Neuron games are available now at www.happy-neuron.com