Why Brain Training Apps Don’t Work

Recently, there has been a great spotlight on brain training apps such as Lumosity. These apps claim to improve cognitive functions such as attention, memory and reaction times. However, research has shown these apps are not effective in improving these cognitive functions. The main reason seems to be that individuals are only improving at playing … Continue reading Why Brain Training Apps Don’t Work

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The Hikikomori​: Japans Lost Generation

When the societal pressures for success become unbearable, over a million Japanese youth escape by confining themselves to their rooms. This phenomenon has been referred to as Hikikomori. Hikikomori is seen as a culture-bound disorder and is characterised by similar traits to social anxiety and agoraphobia. However, it is a completely unique situation as the causes of … Continue reading The Hikikomori​: Japans Lost Generation