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Date:4/23/2013

et standardized data sharing approach and infrastructure offers researchers new ways to conduct and raise funds for research."

Contact: Stephen H. Koslow, BRAINnet, 71 Stevenson St., Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94105-0908. Email stephen.koslow@brainnet.net

Citation: Koslow, S. H.; Wang, Y.; Palmer, D. M.; Gordon, E.; Williams, L. M. BRAINnet: a standardized global human brain project. Technology and Innovation. Appeared or available online: April 18, 2013.

Brain training improves thinking and wellbeing

The brain benefits from training, according to Dr. Evian Gordon of Brain Resource, an organization that over a two and a half year period used a "naturalistic study design" to analyze data from an online brain training program called MyBrainSolutions. The training included online games.

"Games within the domains of thinking, emotion, feeling and self-regulation were found to have beneficial effects in improving measured scores," explains Gordon. "The most significant benefits were found for games training positivity to improve scores within anxiety, stress and depression (feeling scores)."

Training in self-regulation was found to be beneficial in terms of improved memory, attention, and executive function as well as a reduction in anxiety, stress, and depression levels.

"Results suggest a synergistic effect of cognitive and emotional training," concludes Gordon.

Contact: Dr. Evian Gordon. Brain Resource, 1000 Sansome St., Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94111. Email eviang@brainresource.com

Citation: Gordon, E.; Palmer, D. M.; Liu, H.; Rekshan, W.; DeVarney, S. Online cognitive brain training associated with measurable improvements in cognition and emotional wellbeing. Technology and Innovation. Appeared or available online: April 18, 2013.

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