“Our digital lives make concentration difficult…A group of Cambridge university researchers believes to have developed a “fun” solution to this modern problem. By playing a “brain training” game, called Decoder, players can increase their concentration. [Read more…] about Brain training seen as promising non-pharmacological method to enhance attention in healthy young adults
“People with obsessive compulsive disorder could manage their symptoms, including excessive handwashing and contamination fears, by using a “brain training” app, according to its developers.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge in Britain, who tested [Read more…] about Study: One-week brain training can increase cognitive flexibility and reduce OCD symptoms
“Selena Gomez hit the headlines this week when she revealed to ELLE Magazine that, despite being one of the world’s most influential celebrities online with 142 million followers on Instagram alone, she actually has no social media or photo editing apps on her smartphone.
In fact, the only app she does have is Peak, a popular brain-training app.
The Peak app has already reached 40 million downloads worldwide, and Selena Gomez is just part of a growing trend of 20-somethings who are now using apps and games like this for fun, self-improvement and relaxation, rather than just passively browsing online content.”
News in Context:
Let me ask again…want to feel more Calm, get some Headspace, and practice Mindfulness Daily?
There are apps for that—hundreds of them, besides the three I just mentioned.
These apps make a promise: Rather than investing countless hours and dollars in mindfulness classes or mindfulness-based therapy, we can choose to meditate from the comfort of our smartphones. Users are flocking to mindfulness apps in hopes of cultivating kind attention to their own thoughts and feelings, and of reaping the mental and physical benefits that go along with mindfulness.
But do they work? What does science say about mindfulness apps? [Read more…] about Want to feel more Calm, get some Headspace, and practice Mindfulness Daily?
Savonix gets $5.1M to advance digital neurocognitive assessment (MobiHealth News):
“San Francisco-based Savonix, maker of an app for neurocognitive assessment, has raised $5.1 million in a new round of funding. DigiTx Partners led the round with additional contribution from ReThink Impact. [Read more…] about Digital brain health goes global: Savonix raises $5.1 million to commercialize mobile neurocognitive assessment in the US, China and Japan
“Something of a sleeper hit, the makers of Peak — a subscription-based service specifically designed to entertain a user while simultaneously exercising their cognitive skills — have sold a majority stake to French publisher Hachette Livre. Created by [Read more…] about French publisher Hachette Livre acquires majority stake in brain training app Peak