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  • BrainTrain receives award from New York State Brain Injury Association BrainTrain is proud and honored to be the recipient of the Corporate Citizen Award given by the Brain Injury Association of New York State. The award recognizes exemplary companies whose business has contributed to improving the quality of life and care of those living with brain-related injuries and challenges. The award letter states, “Your work ...
  • Helping Veterans with Brain Injuries “My mind is coming back from a long vacation. Concentration, focus, accuracy are all coming back.” “When I first started BrainTrain, I thought I was hopeless. I thought ‘No way can I make a comeback,’ but I was wrong. BrainTrain has helped me immensely. When I first arrived here I couldn’t remember hardly anything. But now ...
  • Surprising Finding! Cognitive Training with Captain’s Log improves bookkeeping skills A group of university business students received 20 hours of cognitive training using the Captain’s Log system to evaluate whether cognitive training could improve their bookkeeping productivity. An active control group received 20 hours of computerized arithmetic training. The results showed that the students in the cognitive training group improved by 79%, as measured by ...
  • One Person Can Make a Difference Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often struggle with memory loss, difficulty concentrating, organization, slow mental processing and poor decision making. These impairments resulting from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD can have a profound impact on their return to normal lives. Statistics show significant increases in depression, substance abuse, and suicides. For many ...
  • Three Keys to Successful Brain Training for the Skillful Brain Coach The following three key brain training rules can help clinicians better understand how cognitive training works and the role of the “Skillful Brain Coach” in the process. #1 TIME Clients must work for a minimum of 30 minutes five days per week for at least 10 weeks. Most will need to complete at least 20 hours of ...
  • Can adults with MCI prevent or slow their cognitive decline? Researchers at the Brain and Mind Research Institute of the University of Sydney have announced the start of a large-scale study to investigate the effectiveness of combining two promising interventions in helping to combat age-related cognitive decline leading to dementia. Research suggests that the dietary supplement, Creatine, and computerized cognitive training using BrainTrain’s Captain’s Log ...
  • The Brain-Building Business is Booming! It has been estimated that the size of the worldwide digital brain fitness software market in 2009 was $295 million, growing 31% since 2005 (Fernandez, A. 2009. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging.) Baby-boomers want to stay sharp! For almost 25 years, BrainTrain has been at the forefront of the brain fitness movement, ...
  • “Plasticity Pill” Could Rewire Brain to Treat Autism and Schizophrenia Super-mice bred to lack certain immune molecules display a superior ability to form new neural connections, or strengthen existing ones — and they could serve as a model for reversing brain disease. Somewhere on the campus of Stanford University, among the stately oaks and tile-roofed temples of scientific inquiry, live Carla Shatz’s super-mice. They learn complex ...
  • Cognitive Training Improves Job Performance? Study supports Generalization of Skills Recent research showed that cognitive training using the Captain’s Log Cognitive Training system significantly improves speed and accuracy on bookkeeping tasks. The study was conducted by Amit Lampit and Michael Valenzuela from the Regenerative Neuroscience Group, Brain and Mind Institute, University of Sydney, and Claus Ebster from the University of Vienna. In the study, 48 business ...
  • Struggling Readers: Attention Training is the Key Drs. Cheung and Slavin (2012) have found in their review of reading research that training using the Captain’s Log MindPower exercises improved the reading skills of students more than specific reading software. Students in the Captain’s Log group scored higher than the control groups on two measures of reading skills with a medium strength effect ...
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Early Intervention is Key in Fight against Rising Prevalence and Healthcare Costs According to a recent USA Today article, rates of Alzheimer’s diagnosis are expected to triple by 2050. With the average cost to Medicare for an Alzheimer’s patient being more than three times the cost for patients without Alzheimer’s or other dementia, this increase in the number of people developing Alzheimer’s represents a huge fiscal issue ...
  • Latest Alzheimer’s Research Supports the Opportunity to Prevent or Slow the Onset of Dementia For individuals at risk of early onset of Alzheimer’s the latest research shows that the physiological changes often start 20 years before the onset of dementia. These individuals are typically in their 40s when Alzheimer’s bio-markers in cerebrospinal fluid are first identifiable. Fifteen years prior to the onset of dementia, MRI scans will often show ...
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Consensus on Brainwave Biofeedback: “Level 1 – Best Support” Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its “Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions” and elevated Brainwave Biofeedback to “Level 1 — Best Support” as an intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity Behaviors. Click here, to view the Intervention Report. The other brain training intervention referred to as Working Memory Training continued to stay at ...
  • New Study: Neurofeedback and SmartMind to Help Students ISNR Award winner Jeff La Marca has partnered with BrainTrain for new research into the use of Neurofeedback to help students. The study seeks to show SmartMind Pro‘s effectiveness in improving reading achievement in students with ADHD.
  • Comprehensive Cognitive and Mental Rehabilitation Transforms Brain Injured Soldier Sgt. Victor Medina returned home from Iraq in the Summer of 2009 after suffering a severe brain injury. He received a concussion while serving his country during a roadside blast. His impairments made it very difficult for him to perform activities of daily living and his doctor told him he had to stop driving. He ...
  • Brain Injury Mental and Physical Problems Persist for Years The latest research from the University of Oklahoma finds that a significant number of severe cognitive and physical problems continue to persist eight years after the date of a post-concussion syndrome event for individuals who experienced head trauma or blast injuries. Th effects of these types of injuries do not easily fade away over time with ...
  • New Stem Cell Found in the Brain Recent research findings have discovered a new stem cell in the adult brain that can transform into new brain cells. This research was completed at the famous Lund University in Sweden. The research team was led by Dr. Gesine Paul-Visse and he is hopeful that this work will lead to a better understanding of how ...