What is Brain Age?
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day for Nintendo DS is a fun, rewarding form of entertainment everyone can enjoy, as it helps players flex their mental muscles. Brain Age is inspired by the research of Professor Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist. His studies evaluated the impact of performing certain reading and mathematic exercises to help stimulate the brain.
I dont think that this particular video game is any more or less effective in regard to brain benifits than ANY other video game.
Puzzle solving, map reading, reflex intensive game play, keeping track of various inventory, game credits, points, etc. are all examples of stimuli that may offer overall long term benifit to ones thinking skills.
Given enough quality research, video games could one day be viewed as a legitimate form of Neurofeedback therepy.
Expect to see more brain development games from Nintendo on the new Nintendo Wii platform.