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The ultimate in transfer from brain training to real-world outcomes: Reducing the risk of at-fault accidents by almost 50%

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Can you train your brain to dri­ve longer into your gold­en years? (CTV News):

For the elder­ly, the loss of a driver’s licence could mean the end of inde­pen­dence and the begin­ning of a decline in health, with far-reach­ing con­se­quences in their dai­ly lives…New assis­tive dri­ving tech­nolo­gies seem like an obvi­ous solu­tion in the years to come, but buy­ing new vehi­cles can be too expen­sive; while options like going for adult dri­ving lessons can be too great a blow to some seniors’ pride. Now, sci­en­tists claim that there’s anoth­er option avail­able to help old­er dri­vers main­tain their abil­i­ties on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick brain teaser for kids and adults: Your answer, please?

In which direc­tion is the bus pic­tured below trav­el­ing?

school bus attention game

Do you know the answer?

The only pos­si­ble answers are “left” or “right.”

Still don’t know?

Keep read­ing for the answer and expla­na­tion… Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Translating brain activity signals into driving and other computer-assisted interactions

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The car pow­ered by your MIND: BMW i3 nav­i­gates a track using noth­ing but its dri­ver’s brain waves (Dai­ly Mail):

Con­trol­ling cars with your mind may sound like some­thing from a sci­ence fic­tion film but this futur­is­tic idea has just become a real­i­ty. Experts have mod­i­fied a BMW i3 elec­tric car so it can be dri­ven remote­ly using just a per­son­’s thoughts Read the rest of this entry »

ADHD & the brain: Does ADHD treatment improve long-term academic, social and behavioral outcomes?

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The ADHD challenge

The core symp­toms of ADHD fre­quent­ly cause sig­nif­i­cant impair­ment in aca­d­e­m­ic, social and behav­ioral func­tion­ing that adverse­ly impact indi­vid­u­als’ qual­i­ty of life. These symp­toms often per­sist into adult­hood, poten­tial­ly com­pro­mis­ing an indi­vid­u­al’s func­tion­ing over many years. Under­stand­ing how ADHD impacts long-term func­tion­ing, and whether adverse long-term affects are dimin­ished with treat­ment, is Read the rest of this entry »

Peter Kissinger on Brain Retraining for U.S. Drivers

The Pres­i­dent of the AAA Foun­da­tion for Traf­fic Safe­ty will pro­vide an update on Brain Retrain­ing for U.S. Dri­vers, at the upcom­ing 2012 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (June 7–14th, 2012), dis­cussing the progress of this  ini­tia­tive since 2009.

J. Peter Kissinger is the Pres­i­dent and Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of the AAA Foun­da­tion for Traf­fic Safe­ty, a posi­tion he assumed in May of 2002. The Foun­da­tion is a pub­licly sup­ported, char­i­ta­ble research and edu­ca­tional orga­ni­za­tion Read the rest of this entry »

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