You’ve heard the promises and maybe even been seduced by them: 30 minutes of brain games a day to ward off the perils of an aging brain and memory problems. Sounds too good to be true? In fact, a new, rigorous scientific review does not support the value of such games for cognitive health. Despite the marketing claims of the games’ promoters, an exhaustive evaluation of existing studies, published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, says otherwise. To better understand the limitations of these games, and what might be effective in improving mental functioning, Read and Listen Here.