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Brain Training Game Improves Executive Functions and Processing Speed in the Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Rui Nouchi mail,

    rnouchi@idac.tohoku.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Smart Ageing International Research Centre, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Yasuyuki Taki,

    Affiliation: Division of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Hikaru Takeuchi,

    Affiliation: Smart Ageing International Research Centre, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Hiroshi Hashizume,

    Affiliation: Division of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Yuko Akitsuki,

    Affiliation: Smart Ageing International Research Centre, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Yayoi Shigemune,

    Affiliation: Department of Functional Brain Imaging, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Atsushi Sekiguchi,

    Affiliation: Department of Functional Brain Imaging, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Yuka Kotozaki,

    Affiliation: Smart Ageing International Research Centre, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Takashi Tsukiura,

    Affiliation: Department of Functional Brain Imaging, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Yukihito Yomogida,

    Affiliations: Department of Functional Brain Imaging, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Ryuta Kawashima

    Affiliations: Smart Ageing International Research Centre, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Division of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Department of Functional Brain Imaging, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

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  • Published: January 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029676

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