Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Top scientist backs workout for the brain: Baroness promotes computer games claimed to curb mental decline

[26 August 2007 - Sunday Times (London, UK)] Baroness Susan Greenfield, the neuroscientist, is to launch an exercise programme for the brain that she claims is proven to reverse the mental decline associated with ageing. Greenfield, who is also director of the Royal Institution, maintains that Britain’s baby-boomers are discovering that concentrating on physical fitness is no longer sufficient preparation for old age. “What concerns me is preserving the brain too,” she said. “There is now good scientific evidence to show that exercising the brain can slow, delay and protect against age-related decline.” Greenfield will launch MindFit, a PC-based software program, at the House of Lords next month, for the “worried but well” - people in their middle years who are healthy and want to stay that way. More


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