Stevens Point ranks highly in smartest cities rankings
Central Wisconsin Sunday

By Liz Welter

While Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids are small communities, there seems to be no lack of brain power based on a study using a database of people who use Lumosity Internet games.

A list of the 100 smartest cities in America using Lumosity scores ranks Stevens Point 40th and Marshfield/Wisconsin Rapids 83rd.

The study and its rankings aren’t as off-beat or silly as one might think, said Kym Buchanan, associate professor of education at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The Lumosity games and other games that foster brain-training aren’t simple or easy forms of entertainment.



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