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A Video Game to Reverse the Effects of Age on Multitasking

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Multitasking happens all the time, whether it is at home, school or work. It is never easy to do several things at once and this doesn’t get easier as we get older. Are there any ways to overcome such difficulties? Training the brain may be one. Playing a video game that train cognitive control seems to reverse the effects of age on multitasking. Continue reading

Brain Game: How Good is Your Attentional Focus?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

How good are you at finding things quickly in a cluttered environment, such as on your desk, or in the fridge? Is it hard for you, sometimes, to focus on the task at hand? Here is a fun brain game to challenge your attentional focus. Continue reading

Brain Game: Boost Your Concentration

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Staying focused is not easy. Many things can be distracting, coming either from the outside (e.g., sounds from the radio, email, people talking) or from the inside (thoughts or feelings). As we age, the ability to focus attention and the ability to ignore distractions decline. These abilities are supported by networks of neurons in the frontal lobes (in red here) and parietal lobes (in yellow) of the brain. One way to promote the good functioning of these neurons is to keep using them and stimulate their connections. Here is an exercise that will help you do so. Continue reading