Net@night 173

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Episode 173

Net@night 173: Posterous



Now, a new San Francisco web-based company has taken it a step further and developed the first "brain training program" designed to actually help people improve and regain their mental sharpness. Called Lumosity, it was designed by some of the leading experts in neuroscience and cognitive psychology from Stanford University.

Lumosity, is far more than an online place to exercise your mental skills. That's because they have integrated these exercises into a web-based program that allows you to systematically improve your memory and attention skills. The program keeps track of your progress and provides detailed feedback on your performance and improvement. Most importantly, it constantly modifies and enhances the games you play to build on the strengths you are developing - much like an effective exercise routine requires you to increase resistance and vary your muscle use.

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Site of the Night

The above is an oft-used picture of Jobs, artfully turned into a word cloud based on his rantings, courtesy of Tagxedo. The latter service is a great way to visualize textual information, in spite of its God awful name.

Video of the Week

This band - Atomic Tom - had their instruments stolen and decided to use their iPhones as a replacement - ha! The music is pretty good :)

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