I use many contralateral exercises in therapeutic practice and of course they get tremendous results. Grinders 1980 ‘new code’ games are essentially brain gym games, they work BUT there seems to be no ‘scientific’ proof that they work or do not work.
An interesting and somewhat damming appraisal of Brain Gym from a BBC report
click here to watch a BBC news video on Brain Gym
the video article ends with “until the claims made by ‘brain gym’ can be verified it has no place in our schools.”
Unlike phylosophy, religion and the scientifically tested forms of exercise like yoga … did you see all those people doing something together – fringe benefits 🙂