Does brain training work = Does it improve cognitive performance in a sustained manner?
Brain Training – Can We Really Enhance Our Cognitive Skills? (BrainBlogger):
“Under what conditions does brain training work?” was the question posed at one of the sessions of the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring and Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology, an event that brought together over 30 of the world’s top experts on brain health enhancement through emerging neurotechnological interventions…
As Alvaro Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder of SharpBrains, highlighted, one thing needs to be cleared before entering this discussion: how do we define that a brain training intervention is “working”? As Alvaro Fernandez stated, what consumers of brain training interventions are mainly looking for is to improve performance, not treat diseases. By living longer, we are faced with the need to delay cognitive decline as much as possible. And, in fact, from a healthcare perspective, the best way to prevent symptoms of aging, cognitive decline, neurodegeneration, or even depression is to improve performance in a sustained manner. Better performance will delay decline, and consequently, will delay the onset of symptoms. So, we can say that a brain training intervention works when it improves cognitive performance in a sustained manner…Keep reading article over at BrainBlogger.
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