By: Alvaro Fernandez
I love reading the New Yorker. I have written before about bogus brain games, and about bogus brain training claims. We have published a 10-question checklist to help consumers make informed decisions.
All this is to say I was surprised to read a recent New Yorker blog article titled “Brain games are bogus.” If you are going to make such strong claims, you need to back them up with serious due diligence and analysis, and explain to readers what Read the rest of this entry »
“Within 20 years, older adults will account for almost 25% of the U.S. population. From a healthcare perspective, a major concern with an aging population is a higher prevalence of age-related impairment in cognitive function. This expanding aging population highlights the need to identify quick, effective, low-cost solutions to delay pathological cognitive decline associated with aging. Developing interventions that can preserve cognitive function can also help to maintain quality of life and independence well into old age. With the help of new technology, Read the rest of this entry »
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Dr. Green will discuss the Training Conditions For Video Games to Result in Real Brain-based Benefits, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Dr. C. Shawn Green is the Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Green’s Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Flynn will discuss her entrepreneurial journey to get Evidence-Based Rehab Video Games Into the Hands of Users, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012).
Dr. Sheryl Flynn is the founder and CEO of Blue Marble Game Co, a serious games company that focuses design and development of video games to enhance Read the rest of this entry »
We are pleased to announce three new Speakers @ 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012):
- Dr. Sheryl Flynn, CEO, Blue Marble Game Co
- Tan Le, CEO, Emotiv Lifesciences
- Corinna E. Lathan, Founder and CEO, AnthroTronix
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By: Dr. Pascale Michelon
Cognitive performance can be improved but people vary in their ability to do so. It is not clear yet how to assess who will benefit the most from training and the cognitive tests used in the past were not very good at predicting this.
Dr. Kramer and his colleagues recently showed that the brain activity in a specific part of the brain (the dorsal striatum) at the start of training in a complex video-game could accurately predict how well people will benefit from the training. Thirty-four young adults with little experience in playing video games were trained to play a complex video game Read the rest of this entry »