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Date:11/3/2007

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 fro
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