Delahunt demonstrated a substantial difference in the performance of
older (average age 76) and younger (average age 20) adults in visual
tasks. After training, the older adults were as good at the tasks as
the younger adults. This has implications for driving, sports,
finding things and navigating life.
-- A presentation by Sarah Kim, MS on the use of the Posit Science Brain
Fitness Program to address a condition known as "chemobrain." More
than 200,000 American women undergo chemotherapy each year to treat
breast cancer. For up to 80% of patients, the treatment leads to
cognitive dysfunction with some persistence well beyond the year of
treatment. After training, the subjects reported meaningful
alleviation of chemobrain symptoms and improvement in everyday
-- A presentation by Michael Trujillo on the use of specially designed
haptic joysticks to assess the differences in fine motor control
performance between musicians with hand dystonias and healthy adults.
The differences were substantial. After four days of intensive
training at computer-guided tasks, the impaired musicians showed
improved performance on the tasks. This suggests a brain-plasticity
based training regimen may be effective in treating hand dystonias.
-- A presentation by Samuel Chan, PhD on the use of a computerized
cognitive training program to enhance executive function in people
with schizophrenia. It is well documented that schizophrenics
generally have impaired executive function abilities that prevent them
from engaging fully with society. Schizophrenics trained for 20
one-hour sessions using continuous performance tasks that adapted to
place increasing demands on executive function. The trained subjects
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