Published Research on BrainHQ and Everyday Cognition
A common criticism of brain training is that it only improves performance on the exercises in the training program—not on other skills that are useful in everyday life.
That is a fair criticism for many “brain games,” but not for BrainHQ.
Dozens of studies have measured how exercises in BrainHQ drive benefits that “generalize” to skills beyond what is directly trained; for example, the IMPACT Study showed that training auditory processing with BrainHQ also improved working memory.
What’s more, many studies have directly measured people’s abilities to perform normal everyday tasks before and after training with exercises in BrainHQ. Each one has shown that using BrainHQ is beneficial for everyday tasks.
- Ten articles measured how well people could perform standard activities of daily living (such as managing money and keeping track of medications) and found that use of a BrainHQ exercise usage improved people’s ability to perform more efficiently and accurately.
- Multiple studies asked people about their ability to perform daily activities before and after training, and found that people felt more capable after training. For instance, the IMPACT Study showed that 76% of people noticed positive changes in their daily activities (things like shopping efficiently and finding words more easily). The ten-year ACTIVE Study follow-up showed that even ten years after training, people who trained on a BrainHQ exercise (with a few booster sessions) experienced less decline in their ability to perform daily activities.
- Many studies have also been published showing how BrainHQ training improves driving safety. (So many that they are included in a separate section. Please click here to find a description and listing of those studies.)