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In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

A comparison of two memory training methods often used by scientists found that one was twice as good as the other. But neither succeeded in turning people into cognitive superstars.
Want to get smarter? Brain training games don't seem to help with that. / Maskot / Getty Images

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.

A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of the brain involved in high-level thinking.

But neither method made anyone smarter, says Kara

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