Can video games help aging brains stay young?

There’s an app for that, says scientists.

Three times a week for a month, [Ann Stewart] played a video game called “NeuroRacer,” guiding a car down a winding road while picking out flashing circles along the way. The game’s creator, Dr. Adam Gazzaley of the University of California San Francisco, said Stewart and the other seniors markedly improved their ability to multitask, performing as well as 20-year-olds. Months later, they still performed better on cognitive tests.

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