$44 Million NIH Grant to See if Dementia Can Be Prevented

Some new BrainHQ study related news. Researchers at the University South Florida in Tampa have received a $44.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) Study. This new grant furthers prior research, published as findings of the ACTIVE Study in 2017, that showed a small…

BrainHQ Improvements for March

This past month, we have been working on updating foreign language versions of BrainHQ. We have made a lot of improvements to the Spanish version in particular, including adding another exercise to the Spanish version: True North (Norte Verdadero). In addition to our current versions in numerous languages, we are working on a few more…

Brain Awareness Week 2021!

Every year in March, the Dana Foundation hosts Brain Awareness Week—a “global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science.” This year, it’s coming up from March 15-21. It’s a good time to dedicate to thinking about your own brain health. What will you do to celebrate? Here’s are some real-world activities and…

Another year…another title.

It seems Tom Brady can’t stop winning Super Bowls.  At his age this is no small feat.  Over the years Post Science has highlighted the fact that Tom is an avid user of the BrainHQ exercises.  In fact, he even has a branded version of BrainHQ for his TB12 organization. Over the last week or…

2020 and Beyond!

Looking back at 2020, it was clearly hard year for many of us—but on the glass half-full side of things, it was a great year for scientific research on the efficacy of brain training. In just that one year, 57 scholarly articles were published on BrainHQ exercises and assessments (a pace of more than one…

Brain Health In The Time of the Coronavirus

The past month has been tough. All across the world, people have been asked to stay home and socially isolate themselves to protect themselves and their communities against the spread of the COVID19 pandemic. At Posit Science, we’ve all been working from home for five weeks now, sheltering in place with our families or roommates,…

A Brain that Keeps on Teaching: H.M.’s Story

If you’ve ever dabbled in neuroscience (or work at a neuroscience-based company, like I do) you may have come across the story of “H.M.” H.M. was a man who had brain surgery in the 1950s to stop severe seizures. The surgeon ended up removing large pieces of H.M.’s brain. The result: far fewer seizures, and…

BrainHQ provides many real-world benefits

An article on Science Daily talked about a science publication by researchers from Florida State University who examined how technology is being used by senior citizens. The researchers refer to computer-based brain fitness programs and make the following statement: “There is limited but encouraging evidence that these so-called brain fitness software packages make a difference…