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2013-05-03 23:23:45

NewYorker.com claims brain games are bogus. Here's why they're wrong. Pompton Plains, NJ (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 The New Yorker´s website published an article proclaiming, “Brain Games are Bogus” on April 5. Acuity Games, agrees with the research, but rejects the conclusion. The article questions the benefits of brain games that are based upon working-memory training. Citing research from Georgia Tech and the University of Oslo, the article concludes that this approach is...

Mental Agility Game Slows Cognitive Decline In Older People
2013-05-02 07:35:02

University of Iowa There may be a way for older people to prevent natural aging of their minds, and it could be as simple as playing a video game. That's according to a study from the University of Iowa, which found that elderly people who played just ten hours of a game priming their mental processing speed and skills delayed declines by as many as seven years in a range of cognitive skills. "We know that we can stop this decline and actually restore cognitive processing speed to...

2013-05-01 16:32:30

SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published today pitted a commercially available brain fitness exercise against crossword puzzles. Researchers at the University of Iowa, reporting in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE found that the group using the computerized exercise for just 10 hours had significant gains in cognitive function, while the group doing crosswords on the computer for an equal amount of time had no significant improvements. "It's the 'use it or lose it'...

2013-04-09 23:00:07

Findings show how brain training could replace sleeping pills by strengthening learning consolidation. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 CogniFit, a leading developer of scientific brain training and online brain fitness, announces the publication of a new peer-reviewed article in the journal PLOS ONE. The article “Cognitive Training Improves Sleep Quality and Cognitive Function among Older Adults with Insomnia” demonstrates how CogniFit computerized cognitive training could...

2013-03-26 23:00:30

Findings show that cognitive gains are observed when the training time is limited to a few weeks but as training goes beyond 6 months, the cognitive gain does not plateau but keeps growing. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 CogniFit — Using its extensive and cognitive database, CogniFit found that people who engage in a number of brain training sessions beyond 6 months experience unexpectedly extensive cognitive benefits across a wide range of cognitive abilities. The study also...

2013-01-25 23:01:41

BrainTrain, Inc. is donating free licenses of its new cognitive training software, the Captain´s Log MindPower Builder, to help veterans suffering from brain injuries or PTSD. Find out more about the BrainTrain Veterans Special at http://www.braintrain.com/vetspecial. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 BrainTrain, Inc. has launched an initiative to donate licenses of its newly released Captain´s Log MindPower Builder software free to help veterans suffering from brain injuries...

2013-01-15 07:17:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SharpBrains, the leading market research firm tracking brain health innovation, announced today an upcoming webinar to discuss the key findings and predictions based on "The Digital Brain Health Market 2012-2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based tech­nol­ogy to assess, mon­i­tor and enhance cog­ni­tion and brain functioning", a new market report which analyzes key industry trends, including the growing endorsement of...

2013-01-08 12:25:51

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain fitness is becoming big business, but the online programs on the market today aren't geared to the people who need to sharpen their cognitive abilities the most: those 50 and over. That's about to change with Dakim BrainFitness OntheWeb - a new subscription service specifically designed for Baby Boomers and seniors that's as fun as a Beatles concert, as multimedia as a YouTube video, and clinically validated to improve memory and language even as...

2012-12-31 16:21:07

SEATTLE, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the time of year many people resolve to shape up their bodies, there's added incentive to follow through: Doing so can also boost mental fitness, potentially delaying the onset of dementia. With the number of new cases of Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. projected to increase by 130% in 2030 compared to 2000, it should be an important motivator to make your good intentions a reality, says Dr. Paul Nussbaum. He is the director of brain health for...

2012-12-22 05:02:39

Brain Spade developers build unique brain training content to challenge baby boomers, young adults and more. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 BrainSpade.com, a new consumer brain health application from The Rowing Team, LLC, will launch in mid-January 2013. After months of intense development and a collaborative effort from designers across the globe, Brain Spade is set to deliver valuable brain health information and offer unique brain games, brain teasers and personal challenges....