Work your brain to mentally gain

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 18 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 18 July, 2009, 12:00am

Brain experts have found the abilities of the human brain start deteriorating when you reach 25. But, they say, brain fitness can keep your brain 'young'. The earlier you start, the more you can maintain your brain power.

Paul Nussbaum, chief science officer of Fit Brains and a clinical neuropsychologist specialising in brain health across the lifespan, strongly advises youngsters to play more brain games. He says the brain can be divided into five major areas according to their functions, and well-rounded brain games provide balanced exercises for each of them, helping to preserve overall brain ability.

According to Dr Nussbaum, the five areas - memory, concentration and attention, language skills, visual and spatial, along with reasoning and logic - are of equal importance. He has been developing fun online brain games for youngsters based on his scientific knowledge for years. He said complex and varied tasks are good for prolonging efficient functioning of the brain and encouraged those aged below 25 to regard problems in life as brain games.

Visit and browse some fun brain games over the summer holidays. Who knows, you might become the brainiest kid in class next year.