People playing computer games to train their brains might as well be playing Super Mario, reports the Associated Press. In a six-week study, experts found people who played online games designed to improve their cognitive skills didn't get any smarter.

Researchers recruited participants from viewers of the BBC's science show "Bang Goes the Theory." More than 8,600 people ages 18 to 60 were asked to play online brain games designed by the researchers to improve their memory, reasoning, and other skills for at least 10 minutes a day, three times a week. They were compared with more than 2,700 people who...

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