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Price: $35.00
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Item Number: ULJM-05050
Publisher: Sega
Jan/UPC Code: 4974365900045

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The logo of Tokohoku University, Sendai sits on the front of Sega's latest PSP game. In case you're wondering, the logo depicts a brain underneath a samurai helmet. The Brain Trainer software includes brain exercises which are based on the work of Ryuta Kawashima, a professor of neuroscience at Tohoku U. Ryuta Kawashima conducted research which showed that elderly test subjects who suffered from dementia improved dramatically when they were inducted into a regimen of math and reading-out-loud exercises. Ryuta found that these two simple activities helped the communication skills and motor functions of the elderly test subjects. Sensing a sensation, Ryuta Kawashima trademarked his mental exercise program under the name of Learning Therapy and he wrote two books called Nou Kitaeru Otona no Doriru (Drills for adults to train their Brains) with different math exercises and passages to read. The books were a success in Japan and sold more than 2 million copies.

Earlier this year, Kawashima's learning program reached the Nintendo DS and now the PSP is a recipient of more brain training courtesy of Ryuta's groundbreaking work. At the outset of the interaction, players enter their name, date of birth, and other personal details. You are then shuffled into a classroom where a guide introduces you to the exercises. Input is entered through the four face buttons. For example, an arithmetic problem appears on the left portion of the screen and the possible answers are shown on the right side of the screen. Press the face button that corresponds to the answer and you're off to the next problem.

The full name of this game is Touhokudai Gaku Mirai Kagakugijutsu Kyoudoukenkyuu Center: Kahashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu Nou Chikara Trainer Portable.

JAN Code: 4974365900045

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