How can understanding brain plasticity help people in the real world?

Brain plasticity is a powerful and natural force for driving beneficial changes in the brain. As the scientific community improves its understanding of specific neurological issues, we can create training activities designed to harness the brain’s plasticity to create and reinforce neural pathways for specific results. In other words, we are pioneering a whole new…

What is neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity, or brain plasticity, is the brain’s ability to change physically — creating new neural pathways and connections — in response to new learning or stimuli. These physical changes can happen at any age, and go hand in hand with functional changes.

What core issues of brain health do the programs address?

Our programs engage the brain’s natural plasticity (its ability to change and adapt) to improve and sharpen the learning processes in the brain as they relate to six areas of focus: Memory, Attention, Brain Speed, People Skills, Intelligence, and Navigation. The definition of learning in this context is broad. It includes skills that people normally…

What scientific support do the company and its programs have?

Substantial science stands behind everything we do. Our core scientific expertise is in neuroplasticity, a subfield of neuroscience. It’s an exciting and forward-thinking discipline. Scientists who specialize in neuroplasticity are pushing the edge of the scientific frontier to discover and share new ways to improve cognitive health. We have the active participation of dozens of respected…

Can I personally do anything about predictable age-related decline?

Yes. People can assert a degree of control over predictable, decade-by-decade decline. The brain is highly adaptive, and the right activities can make a huge difference. These activities must challenge the brain to stay sharp. Doing the exercises at BrainHQ.com is the most important step to take. We have information on a wealth of other brain-healthy lifestyle choices, too.

Who typically faces age-related cognitive change?

Most people experience significant decline in cognitive abilities as they age. It is a natural and predictable part of aging, characterized by progressive troubles with memory, communication and other cognitive abilities. The experience of such decline may begin with occasional forgetfulness in one’s thirties, with the rate of decline accelerating after age 50.

Why did the company choose the name Posit Science?

The name Posit Science suits us. Posit means “to put forward or advance” and that’s really the way we work. Our global team of scientists uses recent breakthroughs in neuroscience to help us invent and test new approaches to improving brain health. Posit also reflects our hope to make a positive change in people’s lives. Science is…