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Computer games could save your brain

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Norman Barrow and Stephanie Frederick from Calaroga Terrace in Portland, Oregon, playing FreeCell in the computer laboratory. Credit: Credit: Holly Jimison
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Van Noorden, R. Computer games could save your brain. Nature (2006).

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