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…

Study Shows Evidence of Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Decline

“Chemobrain” or “chemofog” is a condition that affects cancer survivors who have undergone chemotherapy. Dozens of studies have shown that post-chemotherapy, patients may experience a decline in cognitive performance and memory, and many doctors have long believed chemobrain to be a significant problem for cancer patients. Despite this significant body of evidence, though, some medical professionals…

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…

Saluting our Soldiers Series: Mental Health & Older Veterans

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: Recent findings presented at the annual “Brain at War” conference showed that living with…

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…

Superior Autobiographical Memory and Memory Bumps

Recently we noticed a lot of traffic to our informative page about autobiographical memory. We quickly realized this was a consequence a recent episode of 60 Minutes–a fascinating program called  “Endless Memory”. The episode profiles six people, including Taxi actress Marilu Henner, who can remember literally everything about their lives. Their talent has been labeled…

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…