The field of computer-based cognitive training (part of what we call “Brain Fitness”) is starting to get traction in the media and becoming an emerging industry, and we are happy to see how a growing number of researchers and science-based companies are leading studies that will allow toÃ‚Â better measure results and refine the brain exercise software available.
Published new research
- Computerized working memory training after stroke‑A pilot study. A published study on how CogmedÃ‚Â working memory training may helpÃ‚Â stroke patients. See the reference at Cogmed ResearchÃ‚Â pageÃ‚Â (and full article here)
- The Journals of Gerontology published a series of related papers in their June issue, including this byÃ‚Â Karlene Ball, Jerri D. Edwards, and Lesley A. Ross on The Impact of Speed of Processing Training on Cognitive and Everyday Functions, J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2007 62: 19–31.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Abstract: “We combined data from six studies, all using the same speed of processing training program, to examine the mechanisms of training gain and the impact of training on cognitive and everyday abilities of older adults. Results indicated that training produces immediate improvements across all subtests of the Useful Field of View test, particularly for older adults with initial speed of processing deficits. Age and education had little to no impact on training gain. Participants maintained benefits of training for at least 2 years, which translated to improvements in everyday abilities, including efficient performance of instrumental activities of daily living and safer driving performance.”
Ongoing/ starting research
- MindWeavers set to launch new ‘brain health’ softwareÃ‚Â in the UK. “The company’s move into the adult brain health [Read more…] about Cognitive training research: MindFit, Lumosity, Posit Science, Cogmed