Attention kids: print this out and show it to your mom! It turns out that playing certain Nintendo DS games every day can make our smarter.
The 30 children from St Columba's primary school - all aged nine and 10 played Dr Kawashima's More Brain Training game on a Nintendo DS console every morning before lessons for about 15 minutes.
The "game" is a collection of mini-games, such as number challenges, reading tests, problem-solving exercises and memory puzzles designed to exercise the brain by increasing blood flow to the pre-frontal cortex. [...]
The children played the game every day for 10 weeks with "dramatic" results.