Brain Training Research

Football Star’s Incredible Story of Recovery with Brain Training

As high school football season ramps up, parents and professionals are increasingly pressing for research on treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries. Over the past several years science has revealed the devastating dangers of repeated blows to the head and/or multiple concussions in children and young adults. Media coverage of past NFL players has brought… read more

Memory Olympics

Memory athletes are some of the best in the world at retaining information. They compete to see who can remember the most numbers, images, faces/names, words, and card sequences. Researchers wanted to see if these techniques could be used to amplify the memories of average people. Using mnemonics is one of the fastest ways to… read more

Brain Training In Law School

Want even smarter lawyers trying the big cases? Add brain training to their law school curriculum! That’s exactly what they tried with a small group of law students at Texas Tech University. After 30 days of training skills such as strategic attention, reasoning, and innovation, students showed increased scores of tests of advanced reasoning, integrated… read more

Grandma, what a beautiful brain you have!

Did you know that changes in the brain following brain training in seniors with mild cognitive impairment are visible on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? In a study published in the Journal of Neuroimaging, Researchers from the Gibson Institute looked at changes in the Default Mode Network (DMN) of the brain after 72 hours of LearningRx… read more

Auditory Brain Training

Brain plasticity is one of the reasons why humans are so incredible. We have the ability to remold our brains to adapt to certain situations, which is why brain training can be so effective! A research team wanted to compare the effects of a brain-plasticity based training program as the experimental group versus a general… read more

Virtual Intervention

With advancements in today’s technology, traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims may have a new treatment intervention, virtual reality (VR). Can the latest video game technology really be used to help people recover from injuries/diseases? Yes, VR has already been used as an assessment tool or an intervention tool. By tracking bodily and eye movements VR… read more

Trained For Happiness

Even though traumatic brain injury frequently results in a cascade of negative emotions including depression, brain training might help! Researchers at the Center for Brain Health at UT Dallas measured depression outcomes for 79 people with TBI before and after two types of brain training. Not only did the group with TBI and depression show… read more

Insight on Chemo Fog

There is a substantially large portion of cancer survivors who have to endure with cognitive impairments after going through chemotherapy. This cognitive impairment due to chemotherapy is called chemo fog and can increase symptoms of anxiety and depression and reduce their quality of life. These survivors have suffered enough, which is why a research team… read more

You Mean Video Games Won’t Make Me Smarter?

Sorry, kids. As fun as they are to play, video games won’t make you smarter. In a very large study, researchers from the University of Liverpool could not find any evidence that showed a relationship between playing video games and enhanced cognitive ability. In fact, they found that the only improvements were on how well… read more

Toddlers on iPads

With technology advancing so fast its not hard to believe that a research team evaluated the performance of babies on a touch screen. The researchers used an educational cognitive assessment application called Babyscreen and evaluated how many items were completed, how fast the items were completed, and how accurate their results were. The toddlers were… read more