Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Crosswords don’t make you clever (economist.com)

Doing crosswords isn’t good for your brain? It is good for improving your crossword skills but does it lead on to other kinds of advanced cognitive function? No. There is no translation of the crossword skills to other skill categories. That shouldn’t discourage anyone, they are a lot of fun, but a vigorous hike will do more for your cognitive function.