There was an exciting new study published yesterday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society conducted on Posit Science software. The researchers found that older drivers who completed 10 sessions of speed-of-processing training or reasoning training had an approximately 50 percent reduction in at-fault motor vehicle collisions compared to the control group. The training exercises used in the study are those found in Drivesharp and BrainHQ programs.
This is an exciting outcome for two reasons:
- It gives a proactive solution to older drivers to take control of their safety on the road
- It demonstrates how effective brain training can transfer to real world activities
Nature also noted the study’s results and summarized the findings by saying: “…now a new study suggests that at least one such game can improve cognitive abilities and can even transfer improvements to real-world skills in the older adults.”
This is a terrific outcome for the nearly 85 million people over 50 years of age who want to continue driving safely to get to work, friends, family and activities they enjoy–and another piece of evidence of the impact of improving brain performance.
Read more about al the published research on BrainHQ and Driving.