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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Neuroimaging reveals mental stages as students do math

Sep 16, 2016 by

A Carnegie Mellon University study used fMRIs to identify patterns of brain activity that correspond with four distinct stages of problem solving....

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Training the Brain: Beyond Vision Therapy

Aug 23, 2016 by

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the ThinkRx cognitive training program. Sixty-one children (ages 6–18) were given pretest and post-test assessments using seven batteries from the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement. Thirty-one of the students were enrolled in or had completed a 24-week cognitive training program in a LearningRx center. A propensity matched control group of thirty students was selected from a group who had pretested but chosen not to enroll in the cognitive training program. Students who completed the ThinkRx cognitive training program realized greater gains than the control group on all measures. Statistically significant differences between groups were noted in six of the seven sets of scores (ps < .001). There were no significant differences based on age, gender, or learning disability. Multiple regression analyses indicated that treatment group membership was a statistically significant predictor of pretest to post-test score differences in associative memory (R2= .445), logic and reasoning (R2= .233), working memory (R2= .265), processing speed (R2= .409), auditory processing (R2= .352), and Word Attack (R2= .359). Completion of the cognitive training program was not a significant predictor of scores on visual processing. Reference: Gibson, K., Carpenter, D., Moore, A.L., & Mitchell, T. (2015). Training the Brain to Learn: Beyond Vision Therapy. Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 1(2), 119–128. To learn more, download LearningRx’s 48-page 2016 edition of “Client Outcomes and Research Results,”  here:...

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What goes wrong in the brain when someone can’t spell

Apr 8, 2016 by

Researchers studying stroke victims who have lost their ability to spell have pinpointed the areas of the brain that control how we write words....

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Inborn deficit adds to dyscalculia

Jul 14, 2014 by

Researchers in Austria have discovered that an inborn deficit causes kids with dyscalculia (trouble with math) to have an imprecise representation of numbers....

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Scientists find the spot in the brain that activates with numerals...

Apr 19, 2013 by

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers figured out the exact spot in the brain (about 1/5″ across!) gets activated when we look at ordinary numerals (like 3 or 52). The activity declines when people are shown numbers that are spelled out (“two”) or homophones (“too” instead of “two”) or slightly altered numbers or letters (changed font)....

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Math anxiety may cause physical pain

Nov 4, 2012 by

People who are anxious about math may experience physical pain and “instinctive risk detection.” That’s because math anxiety triggers regions of the brain associated with pain. In one study, these results were found on adults, so it’s not just a kid thing....

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