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Posit Science & InSight for Visual Processing

Posit Sci­ence Cor­po­ra­tion announced today, at the annual Inter­na­tional Long Term Care Insur­ance Conference, the launch of a new pro­gram called  InSight™ 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) 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) 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.

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