This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Xmas Legs Small Present Present
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
IT
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Skeptical Inquirer > May June 2016 > Lumosity Fined Over False ‘Brain Game’ Claims

Lumosity Fined Over False ‘Brain Game’ Claims

In early January the company behind Lumosity, the popular “brain training” program advertised as helping prevent cognitive impairment, “agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges alleging that they deceived consumers with unfounded claims that Lumosity games can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions,” according to a press release from the FTC.

The company sold subscriptions to its “brain building” products and services, with options ranging from monthly ($14.95) to lifetime ($299.95) memberships. “Lumosity preyed on consumers’ fears about age-related cognitive decline, suggesting their games could stave off memory loss, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “But Lumosity simply did not have the science to back up its ads.” Count II of the FTC’s complaint states:

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Skeptical Inquirer - May June 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - May June 2016
€3,49
Or 349 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 3,16 per issue
SAVE
9%
€18,99
Or 1899 points

View Issues

About Skeptical Inquirer

Creators of the Paranormal: A handful of twentieth-century figures “created” the modern concept of the paranormal and its leading topics, transporting fantasy, myth, or speculation into a kind of believable “reality.” Most proved to be a chimera. CRISPR-Cas9: Not Just Another Scientific Revolution Dissociation and Paranormal Beliefs Scientific Reasoning at the USAF Academy: An Examination into Titanium-Treated Necklaces Stick It In Your Ear! How Not To Do Science A Testament of Belief Masquerading as Science and much more...
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
A Pocketmags si ottiene Fatturazione sicura Ultime offerte HTML Reader Regali Loyalty Points