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Computer-based Brain Training Addresses Many Ills
Date:11/3/2007

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from Posit Science Corporation will make five presentations at the Society for Neuroscience this week, demonstrating the broad impact that computer-based cognitive training will have on diverse cognitive issues. The researchers will show that brain training can address crash risk for older drivers, cognitive impairment caused by chemotherapy, processing deficiencies among schizophrenics, and processing deficiencies in fine motor control associated with hand dystonias and other repetitive strain injuries (such as carpal tunnel). In addition, the researchers will present on the key protocols that are required to make computerized cognitive training effective in such diverse areas. The presentations will take place at the Society for Neuroscience, an annual meeting of more than 30,000 brain scientists, which is being held this week in San Diego.

"We are demonstrating the effectiveness of computer-based cognitive training in an unprecedented number of areas," said Henry Mahncke, PhD, Vice President of Research at Posit Science. "We have now identified the protocols for the mechanisms that drive positive re-wiring of the brain and have applied that technology across a wide range of applications. The implications for improved brain health across a wide spectrum of health and social issues are enormous."

Dr. Mahncke noted that in addition to the five presentations from members of the in-house Posit Science research team, there would also be a large number of presentations from the more than 50 university-based scientists around the world who collaborate with Posit Science in developing, testing, refining and validating brain fitness and brain health programs.

The broad research program to be presented by Posit Science at the Society for Neuroscience includes:

-- A presentation by Peter Delahunt, PhD, on a computer-based cognitive

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