MindFit Brain Fitness Program review

Get­ting ready for the hol­i­days, not the best time to write great orig­i­nal content…so let us share the only review we have found so far on one of the pro­grams we offer, Mind­Fit.

First, a good arti­cle titled The dawn of cog­ni­tive tech­nol­o­gy, on the sci­ence behind the need for struc­tured com­put­er-based pro­grams, with quotes such as

- “Regen­er­a­tion of new brain cells: Recent research dis­cov­ered that con­trary to accept­ed com­mon wis­dom, there is regen­er­a­tion of new brain cells through­out the entire life span of a human being. Stem cells devel­op in the part of the brain called the hip­pocam­pus (an area close­ly relat­ed to mem­o­ry con­sol­i­da­tion), and migrate inside the brain to the area with the high­est need for “rein­force­ment” of func­tion. Once the stem cells reach that area, they mature and learn from the sur­round­ing cells how to per­form their function.”

- “Cross­word puz­zles exer­cise almost exclu­sive­ly retrieval from lex­i­con, and are often rep­e­ti­tious. Dif­fer­ent from the above activ­i­ties that spe­cial­ize on spe­cif­ic cog­ni­tive skills, Mind­Fit sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly trains a wide range of basic cog­ni­tive skills need­ed for dai­ly functioning.”

Then, the Mind­Fit review, which pro­vides a great first-per­son experience:

- “Actu­al­ly, one of the things the soft­ware excels in is learn­ing the strengths and weak­ness­es of the user and adapt­ing itself to them. By doing so the soft­ware cre­ates a unique train­ing ses­sion for each user. This mech­a­nism can quick­ly adapt itself to peo­ple with high­ly devel­oped cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties as well as to those who are already feel­ing some men­tal degeneration.”

- “When a user first starts to use the soft­ware he or she under­goes a three day eval­u­a­tion process”…” Mind­Fit actu­al­ly has more than twen­ty dif­fer­ent tasks divid­ed in dif­fer­ent ways cre­at­ing a large vari­ety of train­ing exer­cis­es. Each train­ing exer­cise is built to train a dif­fer­ent cog­ni­tive aspect (mem­o­ry, atten­tion span, deci­sion mak­ing, prob­lem solv­ing, hand-eye coor­di­na­tion, etc.). ”

- “One word of advice before we con­tin­ue, Mind­Fit, like any oth­er train­ing method based on repet­i­tive action, is total­ly depen­dent upon the will and dili­gence of the user. If one does not fol­low the train­ing pro­gram he should not expect to see results.”

- “Although it was orig­i­nal­ly mar­ket­ed for old­er peo­ple, the soft­ware can adapt to the lev­el of the user and be very chal­leng­ing at times. The soft­ware itself is inno­v­a­tive, easy to use, has a very sim­ple and straight­for­ward inter­face, clear 2D graph­ics and most impor­tant of all, at least in my case, it showed improve­ment in a vari­ety of tasks after a rel­a­tive­ly short peri­od of time.”

For more infor­ma­tion on the pro­gram, you can vis­it our Mind­Fit section.

Hap­py holidays!

2 Comments

  1. eleanor on December 22, 2006 at 5:12

    I hope you all have a fan­tas­tic christ­mas and a bril­liant new year!

    from Eleanor, and every­one at MindFields! :)



  2. Alvaro on December 22, 2006 at 4:52

    Thanks Eleanor! mer­ry Christ­mas and hap­py 2007 to you and your team too :-)



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