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Sport-specific brain training programs gain adoption in basketball, ice hockey and soccer

— Elite youth hockey players in MN camp. Image courtesy of Applied Cognitive Engineering

IntelliGym Trains The Brain Of An Athlete Like A Fighter Pilot (SportTechie):

“Fighter pilots and people playing team sports have more in common than you may have thought.

In fact, the cognitive functions players need on the soccer pitch, the ice rink and the basketball court are very similar to those fighter pilots use during aerial combat. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Neurotechnologies About to Transform Brain Enhancement and Brain Health


30,000+ scientists and professionals gathered for the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago last month, proving the growing interest and activities to better understand the inner workings of the human brain, and to discover ways and technologies to enhance its health and performance.

Now, which of all those ongoing efforts are closer to touching our lives, to empower consumers, patients and health professionals? Read the rest of this entry »

New $3m European-Israeli collaboration to build brain training system and enhance football (soccer) players’ game intelligence


The initial pilot, funded under the EU Horizon 2020 framework and to be completed by 2017, will start with leading European soccer academies including Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar and FC Freiburg, in collaboration with the Sports University in Cologne, Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

USA Hockey uses cognitive training to enhance pattern recognition, game-intelligence

USAHockey_IntelliGymAsteroids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Players Develop Skills (New York Times):

  • “Could a desktop computer game be what makes the young Americans so good?… “Work the brain; the science is there,” said Danton Cole, in his fourth season as the coach of USA Hockey’s U-18 team…For the past five seasons, Read the rest of this entry »

Congrats, Digital Brain Health pioneers: Brain Resource, CogState, Emotiv, Lumos Labs, Neurosky, and more

Source:’s Report on The Digital Brain Health Market 2012-2020

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