All brain training is not created equally. BrainHQ sets the gold standard. Simply put, no other brain-training program comes close to BrainHQ’s level of scientific proof. Our exercises and assessments have been rigorously tested and scientifically proven to be beneficial in more than 100 independent, peer-reviewed research papers published in scientific journals—and many more studies are underway. Of course, each study has been conducted in a different population; the majority were on adults aged 65 and older. A number of these papers are described below. BrainHQ has been shown to bring significant improvements in each of these categories:
Many of the BrainHQ exercises are designed to increase processing speed—how quickly (and accurately) the brain can process information coming in from vision and hearing. To date, 25 scientific papers have shown faster processing after training with BrainHQ exercises. This includes the ACTIVE study, one of the largest and most respected studies ever conducted on brain training in adults.
Having a good memory is a key part of strong cognitive function. Fifteen scientific papers have measured memory performance in people before and after using BrainHQ exercises. These papers show that BrainHQ significantly improves memory, and that benefits “generalize” beyond trained tasks.
A common question is: Does BrainHQ brain training make things easier or better in everyday life, or does it just “teach to the test”? In addition to improvements in memory and other key skills, BrainHQ training has now been shown in 11 published research papers to help people perform activities of daily living more efficiently and accurately—and they notice.
The ability to appropriately focus your attention is very important to feeling sharp. Not only do you have to pay close attention to what matters to you; it’s equally important to be able to filter out the distractions. Six published papers have shown that training with BrainHQ exercises can hone attentional focus.
Training to improve performance is a good thing, but does it actually change the brain? In twelve imaging studies (including fMRI and EEG), researchers have measured changes in the brain itself after training with BrainHQ. Among other things, they have shown that BrainHQ training can improve neural timing and increase white matter in the brain. These physical changes are associated with improvements in cognitive skills.
Many people think vision depends on the eyes, and hearing on the ears. That ’s only partly true. The brain is responsible for processing what the eyes and ears take in. Training with BrainHQ exercises has been shown enhance accuracy and attention in both vision and hearing.
Did you know that when you fall or have certain other types of mobility issues, the fault is as much your brain’s as your body’s? That’s because balance relies on multiple cognitive and sensory systems, including the visual-spatial and visual-motor systems. Two studies using BrainHQ have been conducted on balance and gait, showing that BrainHQ has a positive effect.