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3 Ways Personal Brain Training May Help Improve Your Game Play

3 Ways Personal Brain Training May Help Improve Your Game Play

Today, July 8, is National Video Game Day (not to be confused with Video Games Day, which falls on September 12) and we think it's the perfect time to point out 3 ways that personal brain training may actually help you improve your game play! Today we're focusing on three specific cognitive skills, the challenges you may be experiencing in your game play, and how personal brain training could be beneficial: 

1. Memory

Are you struggling to remember answers to common trivia, what each button does on the controller, or which previously used method was successful last time?

MEMORY/LONG-TERM

What it does: Enables you to recall information stored in the past
Common problems when this skill is weak: Forgetting facts, forgetting things you used to know

MEMORY/WORKING (OR SHORT-TERM)

What it does: Enables you to hang on to information while in the process of using it
Common problems when this skill is weak: Having to read the directions again in the middle of a game, difficulty following multi-step directions, forgetting what you just read

2. Processing Speed

Is your response time during games slower than you'd like?

What it does: Enables you to perform tasks quickly and accurately
Common problems when this skill is weak: Most tasks are more difficult. Taking a long time to complete tasks in a game challenge; frequently being the last one in a group to finish a task

3. Logic & Reasoning

Are you having trouble solving riddles or puzzles in your favorite game?

What it does: Enables you to reason, form ideas, and solve problems
Common problems when this skill is weak: Frequently asking, “What do I do next?” or saying, “I don’t get this,” struggling with task feeling stuck or overwhelmed

How personal brain training can help

At LearningRx, we start with a Brain Skills Assessment to determine which cognitive skills need to be strengthened. Using those results, we create a personal brain training program to target and train those skills. Our personal brain training programs use a series of intense yet enjoyable mental exercises that work on the way the brain thinks, learns, reads, and remembers.

To learn more, or to schedule a Brain Skills Assessment, visit https://www.learningrx.com/get-started/.

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