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Braintainment Resources ranked #26 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

BrainBrain­tain­ment Resources/ Brain.com was a pio­neer in the mid-to-late 1990s in the pro­duc­tion of cog­ni­tive train­ing and brain health assess­ment soft­ware. Their main prod­ucts, Think Fast and Cog­nome­ter, were intended to be used on a home PC to mea­sure and improve men­tal skills such as mem­ory, atten­tion, Read the rest of this entry »

Why Scientific Literacy and Learning Enhance Brain Function and Neural Health

Often in dis­cussing health related find­ings with non-scientists, I’ve found that sci­en­tific lit­er­acy in the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion tends to be inad­e­quate for eval­u­at­ing sci­en­tific claims. A sur­pris­ing num­ber of peo­ple are reluc­tant to study sci­ence despite the poten­tial to ben­e­fit from the vast amount of use­ful knowl­edge being accu­mu­lated by sci­en­tists. Neil DeGrasse Tyson dis­cussed a sim­i­lar issue with the New York Daily News sev­eral years ago (A Cry to Pass the Sci­ence Test, 2006). In a time when sci­en­tific infor­ma­tion is con­stantly reshap­ing our under­stand­ing Read the rest of this entry »