If you thought brain games could make you smarter think again. In a study researchers at Florida State University in the US found no evidence that such games increase overall cognitive abilities. An increasing number of people believe brain training helps protect them against memory loss or cognitive disorders said Neil Charness Professor of Psychology. Our findings and previous studies confirm there's very little evidence these types of games can improve your life in a meaningful way Associate Professor Wally Boot said. The study focused on whether brain games could boost the working memory needed for a variety of tasks.