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Brain Gym row

A bitter argument has broken out over Brain Gym, an exercise programme many schools use to enhance pupil's learning. Sense About Science, a charity that aims to correct public misunderstandings about science, has contacted all local authorities to highlight the lack of neurological basis for exercises such as rubbing "brain buttons" on either side of the breast bone, or touching "positive points" above each eye. But Brain Gym, which charges between pound;800 and pound;900 for a one-day training session, argues the exercises work.

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