Brain Hack: Use Targeted Brain Training to Improve your ESL Performance

Are you learning English as a second language? Here’s a tip: you can boost your performance in English by supplementing your language training with auditory brain training. Learning English as a second language can be challenging, and even frustrating. It may feel like words fly by so quickly that following a conversation seems almost impossible. Fortunately,…

Study: Posit Science Brain Training Shows Significant Gains

I woke up in a cheerful mood this morning because yesterday the results of a scientific study were published and they once again demonstrated that very strong benefits can be achieved through only 10 hours of Posit Science brain training. The cognitive benefits were not just seen in the tasks themselves, but in measures of…

How Do BrainHQ Training Exercises Help Me with Attention and Focus?

Does it drive you crazy when you can’t remember where you put your keys? You probably weren’t paying much attention when you set them down. Each of the exercises in our Attention suite helps retrain the brain to focus its attention, so you feel more aware and less distracted. To learn more about how our…

How to Use BrainHQ Brain Training Exercises to Improve Your Memory

One of the most common questions we get here at Posit Science is “How can I improve my memory?” First, it’s important to understand the fundamental question: what is memory? There are several different types of memory, with the two main categories being long-term memory and short-term (aka working) memory. Within long-term memory, there are…

Introducing BrainHQ, the New Online Brain Fitness Center from Posit Science

We founded Posit Science with the goal of helping many millions of people enrich, empower, and extend (and if necessary, recover or transform) their lives by the use of our new, scientifically proven forms of brain exercise. We adopted the motto “Science to the People!” because we envisioned individuals in need of help throughout the…

Saluting our Soldiers Series: Cognition and Combat

Ed. Note: To coincide with Independence Day celebrations, we’re offering an educational 4-part series “Saluting our Soldiers.” We’re taking a closer look at the mental health issues facing today’s soldiers and veterans—and sharing the latest research news affecting military personnel. Overview: The brain of an active duty soldier experiences a heavy cognitive load. Because combat situations…

European Study Combines Exercise and Brain Training for Memory

I’ve just gotten back from a very exciting scientific meeting in Greece (yes, the life of a brain scientist occasionally has its perks!) I had the opportunity to visit our collaborators in the Long-Lasting Memories consortium. This research group, with members in Greece, Spain, Austria, France, and Cyprus, is working to develop a combined brain…

Playing the Right Type of Video Game Improves Brain Performance

Last week, yet another study showing the beneficial impact of playing video games appeared in the news.  Traci Sitzmann, as assistant professor of management at the University of Colorado, Denver, did a meta-analysis of a number of different studies to find out if training workers would improve performance on the job.  Her conclusion: … [she…