The Science Behind Brain Training

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Evaluation of the Implementation and Effectiveness of Community-Based Brain-Computer Interface Cognitive Group Training in Healthy Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Randomized Controlled Implementation Trial

Cognitive training can improve cognition in healthy older adults.

The objectives are to evaluate the implementation of community-based computerized cognitive training (CCT) and its effectiveness on cognition, gait, and balance in healthy older adults.

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A Brain-Computer Interface Brain Training Game “CogoLand”for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Randomised Controlled Trial)

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted for 172 children aged 6 to 12 attending an outpatient child psychiatry clinic diagnosed with ADHD and not receiving concurrent pharmacotherapy or behavioural intervention. The intervention involved 3 weekly sessions of BCI-based training for 8 weeks, followed by 3 training sessions per month over the subsequent 12 weeks.

The intervention group showed significant improvement in their inattentive symptoms based on clinician rated ADHD Rating Scale (ADHD RS) Inattention score.

Results suggests that this intervention is an option for treating milder cases or as an adjunctive treatment.

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A Brain-Computer Interface Brain Training Game “CogoLand” for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Brain Imaging Study)

This neuroimaging study is part of a larger randomised controlled study consisting of 172 children with ADHD. This study consisted of 66 boys with ADHD with symptoms of inattentive and combined subtype that went through the BCI based game intervention for 24 sessions over 8 weeks and they were split between intervention and non-intervention groups.

Different brain networking activity was observed in both groups. Children in the intervention group showed reorganised brain network activity – increased closeness in the prefrontal region of the brain that is associated with attention (i.e. less inattentive symptoms).

The focused brain area is activated after BCI intervention as compared to very widespread activation of multiple brain areas in children from the non-intervention group.

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A Brain-Computer Interface Brain Training Game “CogoLand” for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

In this study, the BCI-based attention brain training game system was investigated on 20 unmedicated ADHD children aged between 6 to 12 years old with inattentive and combined subtype symptoms. The treatment consisted of 24 sessions of training over 8 weeks followed by 3 once- monthly booster training sessions with only an intervention group.

Following the completion of the intervention, parents-rated ADHD rating scale showed significant improvements in inattentive symptoms and hyperactive- impulsive symptoms.

Better brain scores reflected in the training game was associated with lower ADHD symptoms reported by parents.

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Neeuro Memorie Improving Cognitive Well being with Gamification and EEG

Neeuro Memorie:
Improving Cognitive Well-being with Gamification and EEG

We are in a world of rapid information growth and unprecedented longer lives. Both factors place a great challenge for us to maintain cognitive fitness through life. To enhance our cognitive well-being and prevent cognitive decline, it’s important that we engage in mental exercises to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Read the whitepaper to know more about improving cognitive well-being through gamification and EEG.

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The Effects of Computerised Cognitive Training on Cognitive Function, Gait and Balance in Community-Dwelling Older People: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Older adults are estimated to constitute 22% of the world’s total population by year 2050. Global economic burden on caregivers and social healthcare systems is likely to grow in tandem with the rise in rates of neurocognitive decline. The estimated total worldwide cost of dementia was reported to be a whopping US$818 billion in year 2015.By 2018, the global cost of dementia will rise above a US$ trillion.

At present, there is no cure for major neurocognitive disorders. Current treatment options for patients with dementia are management-based and multi-pronged depending on stages of dementia in question. Dealing with major neurocognitive disorders is expensive and troublesome yet potentially futile. In view of these, alternative early and personalized interventions can serve as a means to delay onset of irreversible neurocognitive disorders and preserve or even enhance neurocognition.

Prevention or delay is cheaper than management of neurocognitive disorders such as dementia, which is chronic in nature.

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A Brain-Computer Interface Brain Training Game “CogoLand”for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Complementing conventional approaches for treating ADHD

Clinical trials have proven that the use of neurofeedback with Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI) based games are effective at reducing the symptoms of ADHD, complementing current therapies by being non-invasive, conveniently digital and as such can be practiced with ease while avoiding the downsides being too much of a burden on time and monetary resources.

Read the whitepaper to know more about complementing conventional approaches for treating ADHD.

FAQ's

Everyone knows that our mind slows down when we age, there is no secret behind that. However, at what point does your mind start to retire? Many people disregard the fact that mental decline is a lifelong process, and starts at an early age. Take a look at what the experts have to say, and you will understand our passion in helping you to solve this problem.

Adult age trends in the relations among cognitive abilities Published in: Psychology and Aging Lead Author: Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, Timothy A. Salthouse

When does age-related cognitive decline begin? Published in: Neurobiological Aging Lead author: Timothy Salthouse

Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults Published in: Nature Lead Author: JA Anguera

In this section, you will find research on how mental stimulation helps to improve your attention, memory, multi-tasking skills.

Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA Lead Author: Susanne M. Jaeggi, Martin Bushkuehl

The efficacy of working memory training in improving crystallized intelligence Published in: Nature Proceedings Lead Author: Tracy Alloway, Ross Alloway

Research has shown that mental stimulation leads to an increase in memory over time. Keeping your mind stimulated also creates positive effects in your day to day life.

Computerized memory training leads to sustained improvement in visuospatial short-term memory skills in children with Down syndrome Published in: Am J Intellect Dev Disabil Lead Author: SJ Bennet

Strengthened effective connectivity underlies transfer of working memory training to tests of short-term memory and attention Published in: The Journal of Neuroscience Lead Author: Bornali Kundu

Distinct transfer effects of training different facets of working memory capacity Published in: Journal of Memory and Language Lead Author: Claudia C. von Bastian

The relationship between n-back performance and matrix reasoning—implications for training and transfer Published in: Intelligience Lead Author: Susanne M. Jaeggi

Short- and long-term benefits of cognitive training Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA Lead Author: Susanne M. Jaeggi

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline Published in: AHRQ publication Lead Author: John W Williams

Ten-Year Effects of the ACTIVE Cognitive Training Trial on Cognition and Everyday Functioning in Older Adults Published in: J AM Geriatric Society Lead Author: George W. Rebok

There are studies that show evidence of the changes in the brain. The research highlights how the brain reacts to mental stimulation.

Increased prefrontal and parietal activity after training of working memory Published in: Nature Neuroscience Lead Author: Olesen PJ, Westerberg H, Klingberg T.

London taxi drivers and bus drivers: a structural MRI and neuropsychological analysis Published in: Hippocampus Lead Author: Maguire EA, Woollett K, Spiers HJ.

These studies show that the best results for brain training shows on children, and those approaching their later years in life.

Differential effects of reasoning and speed training in children Published in: Developmental Science Lead Author: Mackey AP, Hill SS

Impact of working memory training on memory performance in old-old adultsPublished in: Psychology Aging Lead Author: Buschkuehl M, Jaeggi SM

Working memory plasticity in old age: Practice gain, transfer, and maintenance Published in: Psychology Aging Lead Author: Li SC, Schmiedek F

Effects of cognitive training interventions with older adults: A randomized controlled trial Published in: The Journal of the American Medical Association Lead Author: Ball K, Berch DB

Results has shown that it may help you improve your attention, memory, spatial skills, etc. This section shows research which backs up the claims that mental stimulation can help improve those specific areas.

Family-based training program improves brain function, cognition, and behavior in lower socioeconomic status preschoolers Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA Lead Author: Neville HJ, Stevens C

How useful is executive control training? Age differences in near and far transfer of task-switching training Published in: Developmental Science Lead Author: Karbach J, Kray J

The Lancet: Healthy eating, exercise, and brain trainingPublished in: The Lancet

Research does suggest that the right type of games can stimulate minds and make it perform at a much higher level.

Brain training: Games to do you good Published in: Nature Lead Author: Daphne Bavelier & Richard J. Davidson

Reading and solving arithmetic problems improves cognitive functions of normal aged people: a randomized controlled study Published in: AGE Lead Author: Shinya Uchida & Ryuta Kawashima

Games for seniors are not just for fun Published in: The Straits Times Lead Author: Samantha Boh

Neuroplasticity in old age: Sustained fivefold induction of hippocampal neurogenesis by long-term environmental enrichment Published in: Annals of Neurology Lead Author: Gerd Kempermann, Daniela Gast and Fred H. Gage

Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults Published in: Nature Lead Author: J. Anguera

We are often asked, “Are there any scientific proof that the EEG headband paired with the Neuroscience-designed games work?” Here we have compiled our research presenting some significant validation work that shows proof that cognitive performance can be enhanced through EEG-neurofeedback, and recently, EEG-based technology has become more popular in “serious” games designs and developments.

EEG-based local brain activity feedback training—tomographic neurofeedback Published in: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Lead Author: Herbert Bauer, Avni Pllana