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2011-09-21 07:00:00

MindSparke's highly acclaimed brain training software gets a boost with a new release focused on speed and ease of use. In Brain Fitness Pro Version 2, rapid access and simplified navigation let the trainee to get on with the task of getting smarter. Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) September 21, 2011 MindSparke, a premier publisher of brain training software, today announced the release of Brain Fitness Pro Version 2. MindSparke CEO Martin Walker explained that the new release was focused on...

Video Games May Not Boost Cognition
2011-09-18 05:15:44

  Wouldn't it be nice if all those hours kids spent glued to their PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo DS video games actually resulted in something tangible? Better grades, perhaps? Improved concentration? Superior driving skills? Over the past decade, many studies and news media reports have suggested that action video games such as Medal of Honor or Unreal Tournament improve a variety of perceptual and cognitive abilities. But in a paper published last week in the journal...

2011-09-14 07:00:00

MindSparke's new computer program combines brain training with meditation, positive reinforcement and brain entrainment to help strengthen willpower and reduce the tendency to give in to negative impulses. Recent scientific research shows that one month of targeted brain training reduces drinking by 30% in just one month. Brain Fitness Pro IC helps customers reduce drinking, quit smoking and strengthen will power long term. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 MindSparke, a leading...

2011-08-29 20:41:18

Who hasn't forgotten someone's name, misplaced their glasses or walked into a room and not remembered why they entered? Normal age-related memory decline affects more than half of all seniors, and those over 80 are the most vulnerable. A new UCLA study has found that a memory fitness program offered to older adults in their senior living communities helped improve their ability to recognize and recall words, benefitting their verbal learning and retention. Published in the September...

2011-08-19 00:00:30

CogniFit brain fitness program can improve cognitive functions of everyday living in individuals with depression. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 CogniFit brain fitness program can improve cognitive functions of everyday living in individuals with depression. A recent study "Online rehabilitation of cognitive functions: the possibilities of the CogniFit program", conducted at the Prague Psychiatric Center, in the Czech republic, by Dr. Marek Preiss and his research group, and presented...

2011-08-18 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CogniFit brain fitness program can improve cognitive functions of everyday living in individuals with depression. A recent study "Online rehabilitation of cognitive functions: the possibilities of the CogniFit program", conducted at the Prague Psychiatric Center, in the Czech republic, by Dr. Marek Preiss and his research group, and presented last month at the 12th European Congress of Psychology in Istanbul, is the first one to suggest that online...

2011-06-21 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Plasticity Inc. (BPI), a technology incubator dedicated to the discovery and development of novel technologies that harness the basic principles of brain plasticity to improve the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders, was recently awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense. The grant will fund a two-year clinical trial of an internet-based program designed to improve cognitive function...

2011-04-13 07:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society on Aging Conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA, April 26th through April 28th, 2011, is offering a panel discussion on the Benefits of Electronic-Health Technology on the care of the healthy aging population in the U.S. Dr. Bruce Brotter, Ph.D., Director of Training and Clinical Operations for Memory Training Centers of America (MTCA), reports that he is "very pleased to have the opportunity to share with...

2011-03-31 00:00:29

"Staying Mentally Sharp" is a priority; how to retool lifelong brain health in light of emerging research is key question Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 The second annual virtual SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century, will be held March 30th "“April 1st. This year's summit will showcase innovations in research labs, educational and healthcare practice and policy forums as well as innovations by insurers and fitness companies. "Staying sharp mentally...

2011-03-29 08:13:00

BRADLEY, Ill., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BMA Management, Ltd., one of the 25 largest assisted living providers in the U.S., has selected the Dakim BrainFitness System as a key component in their health and wellness initiatives. BMA piloted the computer-based program in two of its 33 Illinois communities for a year, and now plans to expand the program to 12 additional communities during 2011. "Our company focus is on maintaining the health, wellness, dignity and independence of each...


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