Lumosity Launches CARE Program to Expand Clinical Research on Brain Training

March 27, 2012

“Open Science” Research Initiative Offers Clinicians and Patients Free Brain Training Memberships

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) March 27, 2012

Lumosity, the leader in online brain training, today announced the launch of its Clinical Access Research & Education (CARE) program, which offers clinicians and their patients free trial access to Lumosity. Based on an “Open Science” model, the CARE program provides clinicians such as psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, neuropsychologists, medical doctors, and others with access to free one-month trials of Lumosity. In exchange, clinicians provide Lumosity with feedback on the use and effectiveness of the program.

“We´re committed to making Lumosity highly accessible, and to learning as much as possible about how cognitive training can be helpful in the clinical setting,” said Dr. Joe Hardy, VP of Research & Development at Lumosity. “In addition to making Lumosity more accessible to clinicians and their patients, the feedback we obtain will be invaluable in helping us learn more about cognitive training and brain health.”

The CARE program is already collaborating with over 70 clinicians to provide access to Lumosity to more than 1,000 patients. Clinicians interested in participating in the CARE Program can fill out the online application at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lumosity_care or contact Lumosity at research(at)lumoslabs(dot)com.

“I think brain training programs like Lumosity have great promise for helping patients improve memory and attention, and for helping patients track their own cognitive strengths and weaknesses,” said Dr. Melissa Jenkins, Ph.D, Clinical Neuropsychologist at Brainworks RI and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown University. “I tried Lumosity and found the program easy and enjoyable to use – some are even as fun as video games, which bodes well for people’s likeliness to continue to use them over time. I even found myself improving on cognitive tasks with continued use.”

The CARE program is just one of Lumosity´s research initiatives to enable new ways for leveraging neuroplasticity to improve brain health and performance. Other research initiatives include the Human Cognition Project for academic researchers and the Lumosity Education Access Program (LEAP) for educators and their students. All of Lumosity´s research initiatives are based on the “Open Science” model, which allows for transparency, access, and the use of web-based tools to facilitate scientific investigation.

About Lumosity

Lumosity is the leading online brain training program that improves core cognitive abilities such as memory, attention and intelligence. Launched in 2007, Lumosity now has more than 35 games, 20 million members, and paying subscribers from 180 countries. Lumosity´s exercises are based on the latest findings in neuroscience, with continuing independent third-party studies being conducted by researchers at Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and other academic institutions. Lumosity is available at Lumosity.com and on the iPhone. Lumosity is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit http://www.lumosity.com.

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