Brain Training Research

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‚Äôs 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