Why Brain Training Can Help Older Drivers

A study just pub­lished in the Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Geri­atric Soci­ety has been much pub­li­cized recent­ly (see for instance, this L.A. Times arti­cle). The study showed that a com­put­er-based brain train­ing pro­gram suc­ceed­ed in reduc­ing at-fault car crash­es for old­er dri­vers. The effects of the train­ing last­ed over 6 years. This result made the news…

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News on physical, cognitive and emotional fitness

Nice week­end read­ing mate­r­i­al — recent news reiforc­ing emerg­ing trends on phys­i­cal, cog­ni­tive and emo­tion­al fit­ness, but with new twists. Fit teens could be smarter teens “Researchers from Swe­den and USC exam­ined data on 1.2 mil­lion Swedish men born between 1950 and 1976 who also enlist­ed for the coun­try’s manda­to­ry mil­i­tary ser­vice. They looked at…

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Brain Games and Training for Baby Boomers: News Round-Up

Round-up of recent news with a vari­ety of angles, from the effects of gam­ing to cog­ni­tive train­ing for dri­ving skills and brain fit­ness class­es. Seniors use brain train­ing soft­ware to sharp­en their minds (Dal­las Morn­ing News) — “All­state Insur­ance has invit­ed some pol­i­cy­hold­ers and oth­er old­er dri­vers to try InSight so researchers can eval­u­ate whether the…

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Allstate: Can we improve Driver Safety using Posit Science InSight?

Insur­ance com­pa­ny All­state and brain fit­ness soft­ware devel­op­er Posit Sci­ence just announced (see press release Pro­tect­ing Penn­syl­va­nia Dri­vers, One Brain at a Time) a very intel­li­gent ini­tia­tive: Video exer­cis­es aid dri­ving skills (Chica­go Tri­bune) -“All­state, which called the Posit pro­gram “poten­tial­ly the next big break­through in auto­mo­bile safe­ty,” said it expects its soft­ware exer­cis­es to…

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Posit Science & InSight for Visual Processing

Posit Sci­ence Cor­po­ra­tion announced today, at the annu­al Inter­na­tion­al Long Term Care Insur­ance Conference, the launch of a new pro­gram called  InSight™ for visu­al pro­cess­ing train­ing. We have not yet had the chance to ana­lyze the pro­gram, but sev­er­al per­ti­nent open ques­tions posed by Alvaro last month to Posit Sci­ence rep­re­sen­ta­tives (see Posit Sci­ence Brain Fit­ness Pro­gram 2.0: Open…

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