January 19, 2021

Novel brain training may change medical treatment of brain disorders

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Neuroplasticity-based, computerized, brain training should change how medical professionals treat psychiatric disorders, according to world-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Mike Merzenich. Research studies in recent years have applied  computerized exercises from a commercially-available brain fitness wellness product – BrainHQ – to clinical populations across a number of areas of seemingly intractable cognitive disorders, including mental illnesses (e.g., […]

Patents issued for brain training in social and emotional cognition

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(San Francisco, CA) – Posit Science, the maker of BrainHQ online brain exercises and assessments, has been issued two patents by the US Patent & Trademark Office on brain training that targets what scientists call “social cognition” and “emotional cognition,” or what lay people may think of as “people skills.” The patents cover a variety […]

Dr. Merzenich returns to Public Television

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(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — The science of brain plasticity is the subject of special documentary program for public television entitled “Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich,” which will begin airing nationwide next week. Dr. Merzenich is the co-founder of Posit Science, which makes the BrainHQ brain exercise and assessment apps. The program will delve into […]

Meta-analysis shows one kind of brain training does work

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(SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29, 2018) — A systematic review and meta-analysis has just published in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, and concludes that a specific type of computerized brain training – “UFOV® training” – enhances cognitive outcomes and transfers to everyday activities. That training method is licensed exclusively to Posit Science and is commercially-available in its […]

First intervention to reduce dementia risk – study just published

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A study on the first intervention ever – pharmacological, behavioral, or otherwise – to significantly reduce dementia risk just published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, a peer-reviewed journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. The NIH-funded ACTIVE Study followed 2800 older adults for 10-years to measure the impact of three different approaches to […]