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FSU, Florida State University, brain games, brain-game industry, Brain Function, Brain Health, Walter Boot, Neil Charness, Dustin Souders

Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again, FSU Researchers Say

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A new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience finds the so-called brain games of the growing billion-dollar brain-training industry do little to improve or protect cognitive performance.

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A Tool to Improve the Way Physicians and Patients Talk About GI Issues

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AGA partner MyGiHealth has launched a new version of its patient iOS app and mobile website.

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First-of-Its-Kind App Offers Personalized Rehab Therapy for Stroke Patients

A new, first-of-its-kind app is now available to support clinicians with decisions on best practice rehabilitation strategies for patients with arm impairment due to stroke.

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Professors Discuss Consequences of 'Brain-Hacking' Software for Smartphones

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Anderson Cooper visited CSU Dominguez Hills for story about the effects of habit-forming smartphone applications.

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Smithsonian Brings Garden Stories to Life with “Community of Gardens” Mobile App

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Smithsonian Gardens celebrates National Garden Month with the launch of its first mobile app “Community of Gardens,” which brings stories of gardening in the United States to life.

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Android Apps Can Conspire to Mine Information From Your Smartphone

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Virginia Tech researchers have recently discovered that the same apps we use on our phones to organize lunch dates, make online purchases, and communicate the most intimate details of our existence have secretly been colluding to mine our information.

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Mobile Technology Shakes Up Pregnancy Research

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Current pregnancy recommendations don’t work for everyone. Researchers at TSRI and STSI aim to change that.

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Students Propose Solutions to Critical Health Issues at Annual Hackathon

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From virtual reality to crowdsourcing ideas, participants at UC Health Hack 2017 combined creativity and problem-solving to create projects addressing critical issues in health systems and global health. The 181 participants focused on one of two tracks: health care delivery or refugee health.

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Study Underscores Benefit of Smartphone Use to Track Children’s Health

The research appears in JAMA Pediatrics on March 20. “The take-home message is that a smartphone can help a child be healthier across a number of health care behaviors, like making sure they get vaccines or eat a healthy diet,” said co-author Christopher Cushing.







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