Study: 'Exergames' boost brain function among seniors

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A new study led by Assistant Professor of Psychology Cay Anderson-Hanley shows that older individuals who exercise using the features of interactive video games experience greater cognitive health benefits than those who rely on traditional exercise alone. The study appears in the February issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Hanley’s team of researchers, which included Union students, monitored the physiological, neuropsychological

and behavioral impact “cybercycling” had on seniors recruited from eight independent living centers in the Capital Region.

To date, dozens of news outlets from around the world, including CNN, Time and the Telegraph of London have reported on Anderson-Hanley’s findings.

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