Tinnitus: A Special Example of a Failure Mode for your Plastic Brain

Ed. Note: this article originally appeared on Dr. Merzenich’s blog On The Brain on June 13, 2009. Millions of individuals (2% of humankind) are plagued by continuous sounds generated in their skulls, not coming from the real world. Because these ringing or roaring sounds are inescapable and because they strongly influence emotional-control processes in the brain, they…

SharpBrains Innovation Awards and Posit Science Technology

I was excited to listen as Alvaro Fernandez presented the SharpBrain Brain Fitness Innovation Awards at the end of May.  Four out of the top 10 finalists used Posit Science technology, including Allstate whose effort with us was described as: … a “proof of concept” for what may turn out to be a significant effort by…

Liveblogging "HIV-Related Cognitive Decline: Can Brain Training Help?"

2:00 PM: We are wrapping up. Thank you to everyone who attended the webinar and followed along here. We will be posting a video of the webinar on our website next week. Special thanks to Dr. Rourke, Maggie Atkinson, and Greg Robinson for your contributions. In closing, Dr. Rourke recommends an article by Maggie in…

HIV-Related Cognitive Decline – Webinar with Dr. Sean Rourke

We are so excited to be sponsoring a webinar entitled HIV-Related Cognitive Decline: Can Brain Training Help? The webinar will be held this Thursday, June 10, from 1-2 PM Pacific time. Our esteemed host will be Sean Rourke, PhD, a professor in the department of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of Toronto. He specializes…