Mental and Physical Exercise as a Means to Reverse Cognitive Aging and Enhance Well-Being

  • Walter R. Boot
  • Daniel P. Blakely


This chapter examines the current data on cognitive interventions, as well as physical fitness interventions, as means of improving cognitive functioning, including a review of the most recent behavioral and brain data. We present ­evidence that cognitive interventions involving complex video game training are especially promising. Special attention is devoted to the discussion of transfer of training from these interventions to important real-world activities performed every day. Recommendations and future directions are discussed.


Cognitive Ability Video Game Cognitive Aging Cognitive Training Functional Independence 
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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