Why men are more challenged by multitasking than women

Jan 20, 2017 by

A new study found that men use more brain resources to switch between tasks compared to women. The research suggests that men might find it harder to switch from one task to another....

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Scientists identify brain microcircuit for higher cognitive function...

Dec 17, 2016 by

Although scientists have known that the cerebral cortex is responsible for higher neural functions, like memory and attention, a new report identifies some characteristics of the mechanism behind information processing for these functions....

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What’s LearningRx? Watch the video!

Nov 23, 2016 by

What is LearningRx personal brain training and why does it work? LearningRx one-on-one brain training focuses on a set of seven cognitive skills that allow us to learn easier, think faster, and perform better: http://www.learningrx.com. This video explains what these skills are and how they affect our ability to perform even the simplest tasks. Hear first-hand what LearningRx graduates and their parents have to say about our program. “If you want to gain physical endurance, you exercise with intensity,” says Christina Ledbetter, PhD, neurologist and research fellow at LSU Health Sciences Center. “If you want to gain brain function, you exercise your brain with intensity. It’s that feature of the LearningRx program that most impresses me. We see these great results because we train intensely.” To read the research and results on thousands of LearningRx clients, visit http://www.learningrx.com/results. Watch the video here:...

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LearningRx RCT accepted by Medical News Today

Sep 29, 2016 by

“Much more than ‘brain games”: Clinician-delivered cognitive training improves multiple cognitive skills and general intelligence in children” The results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) support the efficacy of LearningRx’s ThinkRx personal brain training in improving cognitive skills and IQ scores in students ages 8 to 14. The study showed statistically significant generalized improvements in six cognitive skills – associative memory, working memory, long-term memory, visual and auditory processing, logic and reasoning, and processing speed – as well as a 21-point mean increase in overall General Intelligence Ability (GIA) testing scores, an established measure of IQ....

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Cognitive Training with Supplemental Digital Delivery for Soldiers with TBI: Functional Results...

Sep 1, 2016 by

Abstract: As part of the quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest feasibility study with 11 soldiers between 3 and 36 months post traumatic brain injury, researchers collected personal pre-intervention goals from each participant. At the completion of the study, researchers collected self-reported improvements from each participant. The results reveal a variety of improvements beyond the initial training goals. Reference: Ledbetter, C., Moore, A. L. , & Mitchell, T. (2016). A feasibility study of one-on-one cognitive training with supplemental digital delivery for soldiers with traumatic brain injury. Full manuscript in preparation. The full results can be found in LearningRx’s 48-page 2016 edition of “Client Outcomes and Research Results.”...

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Cognitive Training with Supplemental Digital Delivery for Soldiers with TBI...

Aug 30, 2016 by

A Feasibility Study of One-On-One Cognitive Training with Supplemental Digital Delivery for Soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury   Abstract: In this quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest feasibility study, 11 soldiers between 3 and 36 months post traumatic brain injury completed half of ThinkRx through one-on-one cognitive training at an occupational therapy clinic and half through computer-based cognitive training sessions at home. Participants achieved statistically significant gains in short term memory, associative memory, executive processing, auditory processing, and fluid reasoning with very large effect sizes; and selfreported improvements in attention, memory, and organization. Further, they achieved significant clinical changes, restoring function to normal levels in nearly all cognitive skills. Examples of clinically significant changes in memory are shown in the box plots. Reference: Ledbetter, C., Moore, A. L. , & Mitchell, T. (2016). A feasibility study of one-on-one cognitive training with supplemental digital delivery for soldiers with traumatic brain injury. Manuscript submitted for publication. The full results can be found in LearningRx’s 48-page 2016 edition of “Client Outcomes and Research Results.”...

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Concussions leaves mark in brain’s white matter 6 months later...

Aug 23, 2016 by

A new study found that athletes who feel they have recovered from a concussion may still experience long-term brain changes....

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