Music and dance alter the brain in opposite ways

Dec 13, 2016 by

According to research published in NeuroImage, the brains of dancers and musicians have changes in sensory and motor pathways—but the changes in white matter are at opposite ends of the spectrum....

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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: 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 Watch the video here:...

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Making memories stronger and more precise as we age

Nov 9, 2016 by

A study published in Neuron explains how a team of scientists found that they could bias the competition between old neurons and new ones in the hippocampus to favor the new ones being generated....

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Language acquisition enhances brain plasticity and capacity for learning...

Nov 7, 2016 by

New research using EEGs has found that the more foreign languages a person learns, the faster their brain responds and processes the data it absorbs during learning....

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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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Specific brain-training shown to reduce dementia risk

Sep 26, 2016 by

Researcher Jerri Edwards and her team looked at more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers, specifically looking at speed of processing training. They found that speed of processing training improved the speed and accuracy of visual attention, as well as behavioral and functional performance in real-life situations....

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Common painkiller may reverse memory loss

Sep 22, 2016 by

A study published in the journal “Nature Communications” has found that mefenamic acid—which is typically used to treat mild to moderate pain due to menstrual cramps—may be effective in reversing memory loss by reducing inflammation....

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