Mar 14, 2012
As part of our ongoing market research we’d like to ask past and current users of Posit Science products to share their experience with us via this 3-question anonymous survey. Please take this survey if you have used a Posit Science product yourself or have seen someone else use it.
Please note that we do not endorse this product (or any other) or any of the claims below. We independently track and analyze emerging brain/ cognitive science, technology and innovation, and their real-world applications. This survey helps us learn more about the latter.
Company name: Posit Science.
Company description (in their own words, in their own website): “Posit Science helps people be at their best throughout their lives by providing brain training software clinically proven to improve cognitive performance. Under the leadership of CEO Henry Mahncke and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Michael Merzenich, our team of experts designs, tests, and refines computer-based exercises that effectively address cognitive issues related to healthy aging as well as a broad range of other conditions. Our mission is to apply breakthroughs in brain research to enhance human performance and to promote brain health.”
Main product name/s: Brain Fitness and Insight for all ages; DriveSharp – for drivers.
Product description (in their own words, in their own website): “The Brain Fitness Program speeds up and sharpens auditory processing—the listening system of the brain. By improving the quantity and quality of what your brain takes in through sound, it drives an overall improvement in thinking, focus, and memory.
Insight – The InSight brain fitness software targets visual processing—how efficiently your brain takes in and reacts to what you see. InSight speeds up and sharpens visual processing so you can focus better, notice more, and react quicker. It’s a fun, highly effective brain training program you can use alone or pair.
Drive Sharp – DriveSharp brain fitness software is clinically proven to make people safer drivers. It includes the three visual processing exercises.”
To learn more about SharpBrains’ general analysis of emerging science, companies, technologies and products, please see…
- Our comprehensive market report for decision-makers & innovators: Transforming Brain Health with Digital Tools to Assess, Enhance and Treat Cognition across the Lifespan: The State of the Brain Fitness Market 2010 ($975)
- Our book/ consumer guide for everyone with a brain, named a Best Book by AARP: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp ($15 paperback; $8 eBook)
- To Evaluate Products Making Brain Fitness/ Brain Training Claims: 10-Question Evaluation Checklist (free; online, one-pager, bookmark)