December 6, 2018

Dr. Merzenich’s early research demonstrated that it was possible to generate physical changes in the brain to restore missing brain function. As time passed and computer technology improved, Dr. Merzenich had a key insight: advanced methods of training could be created and delivered on computers to induce beneficial brain changes in human populations. Computer-based training more precisely trains subjects and, through the use of complex algorithms, monitors responses and adjusts in a manner that heightens engagement and becomes customized to address individual deficiencies. The Posit Science programs are built around this idea.