Handheld Brain Games for Adults

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Handheld Brain Games for Adults
Brain Age

A number of games for exercising your brain have been released for the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP handheld consoles. They all strive to improve cognitive skills and keep your brain active and alert.

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The phenomenon of handheld brain games seems to have begun in 2005 with the release of Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day for the Nintendo DS in Japan.

Handheld Brain Games for Adults
Brain Age

Some Brain Games

Nintendo DS games include Brain Age, Big Brain Academy and Left Brain Right Brain. PSP games include Mind Quiz, PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient, and Buzz! Brain Bender.

Buzz! Brain Bender
Buzz! Brain Bender


Brain games strive to improve your mental acuity with a variety of simple activities, including math problems, reading, sudoku puzzles and drawing. Most brain games provide a way to track your progress and test your skills against other players.

Handheld Brain Games for Adults
Big Brain Academy


Research has attempted to prove or disprove the effectiveness of brain games. So far, results have been inconclusive, with some studies showing no benefit from brain games and others showing marked improvement in exam scores.

PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient
PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient


Some researchers suggest that taking vitamins, reading a book or playing a game of chess can just as effectively improve mental acuity.

Handheld Brain Games for Adults
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