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New research from Yale University shows a correlation between using brain training games and boosting the performance both when comes to reading skills as well as math skills. The game called “Activate” that was used is developed by Yale and Dr Bruce Wexler, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Yale and lead author of the study, gives the following description the game:  “The program increases focus, self-control and memory – cognitive skills essential for learning.” Five minutes warm up with the game has great impact on the performance in both math and reading. The method that was used is based on that the Activate game was integrated as part of the school day curriculum for 372 second graders in 13 classrooms in 4 public schools. Source: Nature and Science Daily