Online brain-training: does it really work? | Science | The Guardian


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English: This image is a photograph of myself holding a Nintendo DS sideways, a feature used in some games for the system. The system is held sideways with one hand, while the other holds the stylus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is an excellent article from the Guardian. In my view, it’s a must-read. Check it out!

via Online brain-training: does it really work? | Science | The Guardian.

More and more people around the world are spending increasing amounts of time on various brain games. A whole industry has developed to serve their needs.

This new industry is attracting a new type of customer, not the traditional lover of cross-words, seduko or quizes but competitive individuals who want to train their minds. I am in this later category. I’m enjoying competing against myself and my peers of my age profile.

The billion Dollar question is:

Do brain-training games improve one’s mental capacity?

Or perhaps they reduce the rate of decline?

Thoughts?

Europe’s future in Greece’s hands | The Economist

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English: Alexis Tsipras in a press conference in Komotini. Ελληνικά: Συνέντευξη Τύπου του Αλέξη Τσίπρα στο ξενοδοχείο Ξενία στα πλαίσια της επίσκεψης του στην Κομοτηνή 13.11.2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This important lead from the Economist is well worth a read. Check it out!

via Europe’s future in Greece’s hands | The Economist.

The bottom line is that Mr Tsipras, the current Prime Minister of Greece must go. Greece will get a better deal with another PM.

Mr Tsipras was elected on an anti-austerity ticket. The reality is that five months of his leadership has brought Greece to banana republic status. The next leader of Greece must be trusted both at home and abroad, plus he/she must have the political mandate to deliver reforms.

Thoughts?