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Game using dual-task exercises yields cognitive, physical benefits

Researchers in Japan have found that even the oldest adults can benefit from a game-like intervention that targets cognitive and physical function by combining body movement with tasks that stimulate frontal, temporal, and occipital brain activity. The game, called Synapsology (SYNAP), takes advantage of an emerging evidence base on the potential of dual-task (DT) training to delay the onset of dementia. DT exercises require that specific cognitive and motor tasks be performed simultaneously.

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