In order to give your brain a full workout, you need to engage both hemispheres of the cerebrum, and both hemispheres of the cerebellum. You can only do this by practicing, exploring, and learning new things in the three dimensions of the real world—not while being sedentary in front of a flat screen in a cyber reality. Digital games are incapable of giving the entire brain a full workout. These digital programs can’t really exercise the cerebellum (Latin: “Little Brain”) and, therefore, are literally only training half your brain. These “brain-training workouts” are the equivalent of only ever doing upper body workouts, without ever working out your lower body. Although the cerebellum is only 10 percent of brain volume, it houses over 50 percent of the brain’s total neurons. Neuroscientists are perplexed by this disproportionate ratio of neurons… Whatever the cerebellum is doing to optimize brain function and improve cognition, it recruits a lot of neurons to do it.
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