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Lumos Labs Inc. of San Francisco, the maker of Lumosity, the “brain training” games has agreed to pay $2 million in refunds to settle federal charges that it deceived customers about the cognitive and health benefits of its apps and online products.

The  Federal Trade Commission said that this, marks the highest penalty paid on a growing industry that’s come under scrutiny by scientists and regulators in recent months.

Regulators accused San Francisco-based Lumos Labs of making unfounded claims about what its games could do to delay the symptoms of and protect against conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and to reduce cognitive impairment from stroke and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.