Navigation Links
Posit Science Featured in New PBS Documentary
Date:11/26/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists, science and technology from Posit Science(R) Corporation will be featured in a new documentary, entitled "Brain Fitness 2: Sight & Sound," which will begin airing nationwide on PBS stations Thanksgiving weekend.

The program features Dr. Michael Merzenich, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Posit Science, as well as many other scientific advisors and research collaborators of Posit Science. They discuss recent breakthroughs in brain research and how new technologies can be used to improve lives. For example, the scientists examine how the brain's processing of visual information changes and declines with age. The erosion of sensory processing leads to deficits in mental functions, such as attention and memory, and has other deleterious effects on quality of life. However, new research shows that the brain remains highly plastic, or malleable, and is capable of improving its processing abilities throughout life, when engaged in the right kind of cognitive training activities.

The show will be used in the network's quarterly pledge drives, which raise funds from viewers. It is a sequel to last year's documentary "The Brain Fitness Program." In connection with this year's documentary, major donors to PBS will receive a copy of InSight(TM), the computerized training program from Posit Science designed to improve visual processing and memory.

The Posit Science technology used in InSight has been extensively tested in randomized controlled trials and has been the subject of more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles in science and medical journals. It has been shown effective in increasing visual processing speed, improving driving abilities, and enhancing skills necessary to maintaining independence.

The documentary will first air this weekend and is expected to air throughout the year. Actual times vary by local stations. Local listings can be found at http://www.brainfitness2.com or http://www.positscience.com/pbs along with a preview of the documentary.

About Posit Science:

Posit Science is the leading provider of clinically validated brain fitness programs. The company works with more than 50 scientists from prestigious universities to design and test its computer-based programs. More than 30 published papers show that in randomized controlled trials the company's patented technologies significantly increase processing speed, improve memory and attention, and enhance the quality of everyday life. Posit Science has received grants from the National Institutes of Health and has received numerous awards and accolades. The company's products, scientists and science are currently featured in the PBS documentaries "The Brain Fitness Program" and "Brain Fitness 2: Sight and Sound." For more information, visit http://www.PositScience.com or call 1-866-599-6463.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Posit Science
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Genetic predisposition increases childhood asthma risk
2. AKELA Pharma Inc. announces positive results for the extension part of its Phase IIb Fentanyl TAIFUN(R) trial
3. UCLA/RAND study shows that many children of HIV-positive parents are not in their custody
4. CCRKBA Backs Sen. Coburns Opposition to Tenets of H.R. 327
5. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Reports Eighteenth Consecutive Year of Positive Performance
6. Nutrition model stresses positive experience of eating
7. Muscle patterns in women may be linked to at risk positioning for ACL tears
8. Sentillion Positioned in Visionaries Quadrant in Leading Industry Analyst Firms User Provisioning Magic Quadrant
9. Ultrasound plus mammography finds more cancers, but increases false positives
10. Oncolytics Biotech Inc. reports positive interim results of UK phase Ia/Ib trials
11. CNS Response, Inc. Appoints George C. Carpenter IV to Position of President
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... The ... held annually in this country. The AutismOne 2016 Conference, which is being held May ... they often won’t hear elsewhere about helpful interventions and causes of chronic illness in ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) , ... February 07, 2016 ... ... & Neck and Facial Plastics, has added Kybella® to his medical and surgical ... is a newly approved FDA injectable medication used as a non-surgical alternative for ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... Research ... treatment helps to reduce the frequency and level of relapse. , ... Healthy Identity and Purpose,” will explore the critical tasks of the recovery phase ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Successful recruitment and retention efforts, new collaborations ... have all marked the last 12 months at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). ... oldest cancer center, Candace S. Johnson, PhD, outlined the many accomplishments of her ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Freed-Hardeman University President Joe A. ... a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. The agreement, which begins with ... at FHU|Dickson. , The agreement allows students to be jointly admitted to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... Site Profile: --> ... The Speech Recognition People, announced their latest primary healthcare case study ... reduce turnaround times and to save the practice money. ... 2013 Challenge: --> ,- Wirral CCG ,- ... Six doctors ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client since 2013 ...
(Date:2/4/2016)...  The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today ... Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member ... , "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market," to ... about abusive pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) pricing practices. ... Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) are diligent, serious lawmakers ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016  Montoya Love is ... in the field of Pharmaceuticals. Montoya is the Regulatory ... Manufacturing and ... Becton Dickinson provides healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories ... throughout fifty countries across the globe. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: