A Posit-Powered Skiing Champion

It turns out Posit Science doesn’t just help people recover from debilitating conditions, but actually has the potential to produce superhuman athletes. Take Dave Demko, the professional skiing competitor who has used our programs (along with rigorous physical exercise and training) to beat people more than half his age (just enter his name in the…

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…

Controversies in Computerized Cognitive Training

A few months ago, a scientific colleague – Dr. Phil Harvey, of the University of Miami – came to me with a fun idea. He had been giving talks at various universities about cognitive training, and always got a lot of questions about the back-and-forth that seems to dominate our field (Cognitive training works! Cognitive…