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.
Many publications have directly measured people’s abilities to perform normal everyday tasks before and after training with exercises in BrainHQ:
- Two articles measured how quickly people could perform ordinary activities (such as reading a medication label, or looking a number up in a phone book) and found that use of a BrainHQ exercise improved people’s ability to perform those tasks quickly and efficiently compared to a control group.1,2
- The ACTIVE Study showed that people using a BrainHQ exercise experienced slower decline in the skills required to live independently compared to a control group.3,4
- The IMPACT Study showed that people using BrainHQ exercises showed improvements on a validated questionnaire where people reported on their everyday cognition (like their ability to remember names and grocery list items).5
- Two studies showed that the use of a specific BrainHQ exercise—Freeze Frame—improved word finding (which scientists call “verbal fluency”) compared to a control group.6
- 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.)