Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 25, 2013
BrainTrain, Inc. has launched an initiative to donate licenses of its newly released Captain’s Log MindPower Builder software free to help veterans suffering from brain injuries or PTSD. Soldiers often come back from their combat experiences with cognitive difficulties, many of which go unreported. The injuries they have sustained may appear to be mild or even non-existent, but the resulting cognitive problems can have a major negative impact on their relationships with their families and their ability to function in the workplace or academic environment. In the past, BrainTrain donated more than $500,000 worth of their cognitive training software to help these veterans. The company is continuing this tradition by donating licenses of the Captain’s Log MindPower Builder for a limited time to healthcare and mental health providers in military medical facilities for use in restoring these veterans’ mental health and cognitive functioning.
Only a few years ago, experts believed that cognitive abilities were static and unchangeable. A substantial body of research now supports that the brain can keep adapting and building throughout life. This ability to reorganize and create new neuronal connections, called “neuroplasticity,” is the science behind the Captain’s Log MindPower Builder. With systematic, comprehensive brain training, we can go far in correcting the cognitive deficits that impair many veterans’ ability to function.
People who have ever excelled in a sport or learned to play a musical instrument have some understanding of what it takes to train the brain, basically systematic, goal-oriented practice – and more practice. Designed by neuropsychologist Dr. Joseph A. Sandford, the Captain’s Log MindPower Builder is a comprehensive “mental gym.” It targets over twenty different cognitive skill areas, including processing speed, working memory, sustained attention, reasoning
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