Brain Training and Fitness

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Is Football Safe For Kids? Science Says No.

Football season is over, and little Johnny is already begging to attend the local summer football day-camp. Watching the NFL playoffs was a great bonding time between Johnny and his… read more

Don’t Look At Me With That Tone of Voice!

Every day we are confronted with a myriad of facial expressions and correlating interpretations. I head into a meeting with a new colleague: Is that a welcoming smile, a condescending… read more

Neurological Evidence of Autism

A healthy brain is constantly in motion with complex and instantaneous neural connections from dawn to dusk, and even during those sleeping hours between. For most people these connections are… read more

Surefire Stress Busters to Slow the Speed of Life

February is here, Spring is right around the corner, and time is rushing by at breakneck speed. And yet. And yet I sat there in the winter sunshine and did… read more

Classroom Training Options for Improving ADHD Student Outcomes

Parents and educators of children with ADHD have long been seeking non-pharmaceutical options for improving behavior, focus, impulse control, and learning. The London University of Exeter recently conducted a meta-analysis… read more

Can Excited Brain Waves Make for a Better Memory?

Imagine this: college students lined up along rows of small computer screens, with audiovisual stimuli streaming at the precise oscillations to increase theta brain waves and enhance memory of the… read more

I Think I Can, I Think I Can!

Lessons Learned from The Little Engine That Could Twenty-one kindergarten students sat hunched over worksheets, with brightly colored crayons strewn about, and cheerfully colored in the pictures of various fruits.… read more

Brain Training for Drug Use Recovery

Preteens and Marijuana: Long-term Cognitive Damage The October issue of American Journal of Psychiatry includes a powerful research study on 11-13 year old (7th grade) students and the lasting impact… read more

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… 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… read more

Kids Hate School? Brain Training To The Rescue!

By Terissa Miller, MS Psy This time last year Matthew had a frown on his face. Another school year was looming; in just days he would once again face the… 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… 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… read more

Brainy Learning

Thanks to developments in neurosciences and technology we are better able to understand how the brain works and learns. New teaching strategies are being developed to offer hope for better… 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… 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… read more

Hitting Home: How Brain Training Changed My Son’s Life

by Tanya Mitchell This morning there was a beautiful sunrise here in Colorado, we even stopped the car on the way to school to take a picture. This afternoon Kip… 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… 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… 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… read more

Mental Sweat

“Mental Sweat” LearningRx Trainers Add Intensity to your Brain Workout By Christina Ledbetter, PhD DOES BRAIN TRAINING WORK? You wonder. We ponder. Our experts agree that under certain conditions, brain… 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… read more