Mar 17, 2008
By: Caroline Latham
Posit Science Corporation announced today, at the annual International Long Term Care Insurance Conference,Ã‚Â theÃ‚Â launch of a new programÃ‚Â calledÃ‚Â Ã‚Â InSight(TM) for visual processing training.
We have not yet had the chance to analyze the program, but several pertinent open questions posed by Alvaro last month to Posit Science representatives (see Posit Science Brain Fitness Program 2.0: Open Questions)Ã‚Â haven’t yet been addressed. Specifically:
– “It is public information that Posit Science has been working on a visual processing program for over a year. And this acquisition (of separate company Visual Awareness, Inc)Ã‚Â just happened. So the obvious questions are a) how are you going to integrate 2 different products and approaches, b) and in such a short timeframe, by March?”
– “In fact, more research will be needed to show the efficacy of whatever you launch in March, which is not the same that has been used in the ACTIVE and other trials (since that program was not fully automated).”
– “May I suggest, to you and all other developers, that we need to see more solid controls? watching some educational DVDs is not the best high-quality control that will allow you to claim your cognitive training has been shown to be better than other cognitive training products, simply that cognitive training itself works.”
We will keep you updated.