Ryuta Kawashima Created Brain Training Software, May Help Regain Memories

Ryuta Kawashima, a Japanese neuroscientist, developed a brain puzzle software for Nintendo that has been sold for over $30 million dollars. He has poured all of his profits into developing this new software;geared towards older adults. “Brain exercises have been shown to expand the cortex of healthy young people ... so why not the old?” He said. In a small-sample study in Cleveland, Ohio, older adults with severe dementia showed some recovery of old memories as well as alleviation of feelings of depression. This experiment is expected to expand both within the United States and worldwide.

The Independent

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