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2012-02-06 15:47:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new ifocus computer game, launching next week for children ages 6 to 12 to improve attention, concentration and memory, has been endorsed by top brain imaging specialist Daniel Amen, MD, CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc., a world leader in applying brain imaging science to clinical practice. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Amen serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior...

2012-01-31 14:09:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus Education has introduced an attention training system for children ages 6 to 12 called ifocus, a fun computer game developed by a team of leading neuropsychologists to significantly improve executive brain function through cognitive training, supplemented by a comprehensive program of behavior, exercise and nutritional guidance. "We understand the desire that every parent has to watch their child succeed to the full extent of...

2012-01-17 06:21:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Turn that video game–on?  A new study led by Rui Nouchi of Tohoku University in Japan, where the Brain Age game was developed, shows that brain training computer games can improve some cognitive functions. Nouchi and his team selected 32 elderly people to participate in there four week study. During this period, the participants played either Brain Age or Tetris, for 15 minutes per day, at least five days a week. At the end of the four weeks, Nouchi...

2012-01-12 13:29:51

Press Release from PLoS ONE The brain training computer game "Brain Age" can improve executive functions and processing speed, even with a relatively short training period, but does not affect global cognitive status or attention, according to a study published Jan. 11 in the online journal PLoS ONE. The study compared the cognitive functions for 32 elderly participants before and after four weeks of playing a computer game, either Brain Age or Tetris, for 15 minutes per day, at least...

Brain Decline Can Start At An Earlier Age
2012-01-06 09:20:22

The brain´s capacity for memory, reasoning and cognitive function can start deteriorating as early as age 45, instead of age 60, as experts had previously thought, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers, led by Archana Singh-Manoux from the Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France and University College London in the UK, argue that it is important to investigate the age at which cognitive decline begins because...

2011-12-15 03:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study "A Holistic Approach to Assess Older Adults' Wellness Using e-Health Technologies", conducted at the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, at the University of Washington, by Dr. Hilaire Thomson and Dr. George Dimiris, and published this month in TELEMEDICINE and e-HEALTH shows that holistic wellness (cognitive, physiological, spiritual and social) can be assessed successfully in older adults using informatics...

2011-12-08 11:57:00

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VR Laboratories LLC today announced the appointment of Michael A. Schmidt, Ph.D. to its board of directors. Schmidt will take the lead in driving select scientific collaborations for VR Laboratories with leading academic institutions nationwide aimed at advancing VR Laboratories' products to commercialization. Schmidt will also support VR Laboratories in business development, negotiations, discovery and screening, clinical trials,...

2011-12-07 20:28:20

Natural supplement shown to improve mental performance and decrease test anxiety by 17 percent Keeping your brain in shape“¦no sweat. Health-conscious consumers may not realize that supplementing a healthy diet is just as important to maintaining mental performance as it is to maintaining six-pack abs. Natural supplements are an easy, effective way to manage mental focus, memory and overall mood. Natural supplement Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract...

2011-11-22 14:44:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study shows that doing brain training exercises is more effective at improving cognitive function than performing knowledge games, like crossword puzzles. This is the preliminary analysis of the results from Iowa Healthy and Active Minds Study (IHAMS) presented yesterday at Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 64th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston. The study will be completed in January and its interim results were published this...

2011-10-31 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SharpBrains.com, a leading source of research-based cognitive health and brain fitness information, presents a new Brain Fitness Conversations Series with three authors featured in AARP's just released list of Best Books on Brain Fitness. Tomorrow, November 1st, 2011, 2-3pm ET: Dr. Gary Small, Director of UCLA's Memory Clinic and Center on Aging, and author of The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young...