"As if the gym was not tyranny enough, now there's another fitness routineYou would expect games companies to take whichever angle they can in order to sell more games, by using emotional blackmail perhaps by saying its for your (and your childrens...) wellbeing. But now Baroness Susan Greenfield, an eminant member of the Royal Society (if my memory serves me correctly), is fronting the MindFit family of mental games/exercises. I can't comment on the cognitive benefits of such software because I don't know enough about it, but I would have thought that if it were that genuinely good for your mental health, it would be freeware. But it's not (allthough of course I can see many reasons why it isn't).
that's playing on the insecurities of the masses - the brain workout."
Anyways, SharpBrains might be an interesting place to look for further information on "brain exercises" in general.