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Brain Training Keeps Older Drivers Safe Behind the Wheel
Date:9/16/2009

ng decisions, which helped them maintain their ability to continue driving safely and with confidence.

"Science has brought us new ways to improve and extend driving," said Dr. Edwards, assistant professor at the University of South Florida and lead author on the studies. "It does not need to be a choice between uneasiness about continued driving and negative outcomes that come from taking away the keys because we can now train older drivers to improve their driving skills."

The brain fitness exercises used in the two studies are now commercially available to the public in a software program called DriveSharp from Posit Science. DriveSharp, which retails for $139, is recommended by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and is available from AAA auto clubs at the introductory price of $99. For more information, visit www.drivesharp.com .

About Posit Science

Posit Science is the leader in delivering clinically proven brain fitness software into the hands of consumers. The Posit Science team brings brain science from the lab to the people, improving everyday lives. The company combines breakthrough research and a focus on great customer experiences to create products that are engaging and help users think faster, focus better and remember more. Staff neuroscientists collaborate with more than 50 scientists from leading research institutions as well as engineers and product marketers to design, build and test our computer-based programs. Posit Science products are available online, through health, long term care and auto insurers, and from public television's "The Brain Fitness Program" documentary. For more information, visit www.PositScience.com or call 1-866-599-6463.

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