Brain Test Britain - Results

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In September 2009, we launched the Brain Test Britain experiment to answer the question: does brain training actually work? We asked the public to help and you responded in your thousands, making this the biggest ever study of its kind. Find out more about the amazing results below.

The results: Brain training games don't make us smarter

Jem and Dallas

Our study, published in leading journal , found no evidence that brain training games meaningfully boost 'brain power'.

Results in-depth: a full breakdown of the results and methodology

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Everything you need to know about the experiment, from how it was designed to a full breakdown of the results.

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Training games

Try your hand at the brain training games and find out more about what each game was designed to do.

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