|Brain Trainer Special: fun, yes,|
The New York Times ran a bad piece about mobile brain-training apps today. A Workout for Your Brain, on Your Smartphone, by Kit Eaton, reviewed the gamut of brain app designers from Luminosity to Mind Games, Game Trainer, and The Clockwork Brain. Nowhere in the entire piece does it even question whether these games actually help do anything but improve one's performance at playing them. It would be like reviewing Astrology apps without mentioning that they might not really be reading the future.