showed substantial improvements in untrained standardized assessments
of executive function.
-- A presentation by Joseph Hardy, PhD, on the common protocols applied
across a broad range of training programs to drive positive
plasticity-based changes in the brain. These are referred to as the
"SAAGETM protocols," which is intended to denote that plasticity-based
programs need to increase processing Speed and Accuracy by being
continuously Adaptive and able to Generalize as individuals Engage
their neuromodulatory systems.
"We will continue to push the envelope of our knowledge through research in the field of plasticity-based cognitive training," Dr. Mahncke said. "We have many studies underway with outstanding collaborators that will be reported out over the next year and we are continuing to undertake many new studies."
Dr. Mahncke noted that collaborators of Posit Science at the USC Andrus Gerontology Center and the Mayo Clinic will report shortly on the IMPACT Study, the largest randomized, controlled trial ever done on aging and cognitive training with an available product. The IMPACT results will be released initially at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America on November 16-18.
ABOUT POSIT SCIENCE CORPORATION:
Posit Science Corporation develops science-based brain health programs.
The company works with more than 50 brain scientists from leading
universities around the world to create training programs that enhance
cognitive performance. Its assessments and exercises are based on
neuroplasticity -- the brain's ability to "rewire" through intensive,
repetitive and progressively challenging activity. The company's Brain
Fitness Program is distributed without charge by Humana to its Medicare
Advantage members, is licensed to more than 100 retirement communities
nationwide and is sold online. Posit Science has received several grants
|SOURCE Posit Science Corporation|
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