Lumosity, Elevate, crossword puzzles, Suduko and even video games are considered brain training games. But what impact do they really have on those who use the games?
"The claims I've heard are these games will keep your brain sharp, which has no medical definition," Dana Merriman, neuroscience professor, said.
In embracing change, we grow and thrive.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students, faculty and alumni explore what it means to be ”smart” in today’s society as well as how to navigate the alphabet soup of IQ and other standardized test scores and stay sharp throughout life.
Spring 2014 journalism and religious studies graduate Alyssa Kadansky, who recently joined Metafile Information Systems in Rochester, Minn., started her post-college life with a July adventure to South Asia.
Kadansky’s travels took her from the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, to Kathmandu in Nepal. Along the
Harriet (Krueger) Kussman (EHS) ’31, Amherst, July 7, 2014
Arline Roesler (EHS) ’35 and ’56, Hustisford, Feb. 28, 2014
Betty (McCarthy) Albertz (EHS) ’44 and ’46, Green Bay, May 14, 2014
Eleanor (Gosse) Conforti (EHS) ’41, Mission, Texas, Aug. 8, 2014
Dale Fisher (EHS) ’47, Columbia, Md., June 17,
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Checkmate: Students ponder their gambits in the Reeve Union “Cavern,” while playing chess during the 1966–1967 academic year. The Chess Club—organized to encourage students on campus to learn and improve their game—held weekly sessions and lessons for beginners. In February 1967, the club participated in
How fast, and how far, can the brain “go?” Those are the questions Anthony Drew seeks answers to.
There’s a new chancellor on campus with a distinguished resume, an ear for listening and the drive to make a difference in higher education affordability and student success.
UW Oshkosh emerita professor Susan McFadden leads an interactive activity at a Memory Cafe for people with dementia and their care partners.