Imaging Research on BrainHQ
When brain function improves, it generally reflects a change in the brain itself. Parts of the brain can grow larger, neurons can move more quickly or in better coordination, and so on. Seventeen imaging studies have taken a look inside the brain, and shown that there were measureable changes in the brains of people who used exercises in BrainHQ. This is important: these studies don’t just show that people do better on tests of cognitive function, nor do they rely on what people say about how sharp they feel. Instead, the brain imaging actually shows differences in the brain after training that often correlate to the improvements the people experience in their brain function.
- One study on BrainHQ’s auditory exercises showed that the brain’s neural timing improves with training, with neurons responding more quickly to speech. This improvement in the brain correlated to improvements in cognitive and perceptual skills (memory, speed of processing, and speech-in-noise perception).
- Two EEG studies have measured amplitude to show that using a series of BrainHQ’s visual exercises can improve visual perception and reverse declines in selective attention for better memory and other cognitive capabilities.
- Another imaging study showed that training with a selection of BrainHQ’s exercises changed the integrity of occipito-temporal white matter, which was associated with better problem-solving and reasoning.
- fMRI data showed training-related activation in areas associated with orienting visual attention
- A study using EEG matched training-induced modifications in early visual processing in the brain to improvements in memory.