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  1. Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Sun-Star

    ... of Health, and used a specific brain-training exercise called "Double Decision," a patented program by Posit Science that is available on BrainHQ.com. The exercises tested a person's ability to look at an object in the center of the screen, like a ...

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  2. Could playing video games help keep the brain agile as we age?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 17 | New Vision

    ... of Health, and used a specific brain-training exercise called "Double Decision," a patented program by Posit Science that is available on BrainHQ.com. The exercises tested a person's ability to look at an object in the center of the screen, like a ...

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  3. Want to cut your risk of dementia? Video games could be the answerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | South China Morning Post

    ... of Health, and used a specific brain training exercise called "Double Decision", a patented programme by Posit Science available on BrainHQ.com. The exercises tested a person's ability to look at an object in the centre of the screen, like a truck, ...

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  4. Revising the results of last year's study, Posit Science still effectively combats dementiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | TechCrunch

    Revising the results of their headline-grabbing, decade-long study , researchers from top universities still believe that a brain training exercise from app developer Posit Science can actually reduce the risk of dementia among older adults. The groundbreaking study still has incredible implications for the treatment of neurological disorders associated with aging - and helps to validate the use of application-based therapies as a form of treatment and preventative intervention.

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  5. New Digital Therapeutics Are the Best Hope to Address DementiaRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 9 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    Dr. Henry Mahncke , CEO of Posit Science , the maker of BrainHQ online brain exercises and assessments, is advising world health and business leaders gathered at the Financial Times Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference that "the best hope to address dementia" is new digital therapeutics, such as plasticity-based brain-training software. "Over the past two decades, virtually all the resources to develop new treatments to fight dementia have focused on developing new drugs based on the theory that amyloid plaque was the sole cause of th disease, and that removing amyloid would cure the disease," said Dr. Mahncke.

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  6. First Study to Show Brain Training Can Help with Bipolar DisorderRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2017 | Digital Game Developer

    Researchers at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital have discovered that a unique kind of brain training can result in large and persistent improvements in cognition in people with bipolar disorder. The brain training shown effective in the study is from Posit Science, maker of the BrainHQ online brain exercises and apps.

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  7. Brain training shows promise for patients with bipolar disorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... a control). The intervention group was asked to use a special regimen of neuroplasticity-based exercises from Posit Science-maker of the BrainHQ online exercises and apps-for a total of 70 hours over the course of 24 weeks. These exercises use a ...

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  8. Tom Brady's cerebral workout to be released to publicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | Boston Herald

    You can now train your brain like Tom Brady . No, this isn't the plot of a satirical sci-fi flick: TB12 has apparently teamed up with Posit Science to make the G.O.A.T.'s personal regimen of BrainHQ exercises and assessments available to the public.

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  9. Train Your Brain Like Tom BradyRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2017 | Digital Game Developer

    Brady, who has led his team to three conference championship games and two league championships in the past three years, began using the BrainHQ exercises almost four years ago. He soon noticed improvements in his on-field performance, and approached Posit Science to explore opportunities for collaboration.

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  10. This Is The Only Type Of Brain Training That Works, According To ScienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2017 | Fast Company

    There are dozens of apps and online courses that claim their "brain training" can make you more mentally agile, but there's usually little scientific evidence to back up those claims. While the FDA does approve certain brain training programs aimed to treat specific medical disorders, such as Alzheimer's, and the FTC goes after false advertising claims– as it did when Lumonsity made claims not supported by science –there's also no industry body that certifies brain training programs, which is a problem for both the field and consumers, according to Dr. Henry Mahncke, CEO of Posit Science .

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  11. Preventing Dementia: New Report Says Not Much Is Proved to WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Scientific American

    ... experts outside the committee said it had set too high a bar. Henry Mahncke, CEO of brain-training company Posit Science, criticized the committee for lumping together all kinds of cognitive training. That diluted the results showing that the kind ...

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  12. Computer-based brain training improves cognitive symptoms in patients with MS, study showsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Medical News

    A newly published study from researchers at the New York University Langone Medical Center showed that brain training had significantly greater impact on improving cognition in patients with Multiple Sclerosis than the computer games used as an active comparison group. The brain training used in the study was BrainHQ from Posit Science.

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  13. Study: Brain Training Improves Cognition in Patients with Multiple SclerosisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | GlobeNewswire

    A newly published study from researchers at the New York University Langone Medical Center showed that brain training had significantly greater impact on improving cognition in patients with Multiple Sclerosis than the computer games used as an active comparison group. The brain training used in the study was BrainHQ from Posit Science .

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  14. Your Digital Self: Facebook and Elon Musk want to link your brain to your computerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | MarketWatch

    ... and co-inventor of the cochlear implant. He is now a co-founder and chief scientific officer at Posit Science , which provides brain fitness software and services through its BRAINHQ platform. Merzenich is an ideal person for this discussion, since ...

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  15. Do brain training apps really work?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | Medical News

    Can you please give an overview of the range of brain training apps available on the market? How many of these are backed up by scientific evidence? A recent systematic review from experts at five Alzheimer's research centers looked at 32 brain training programs, and found only seven had any studies to review showing effects in the target population of aging adults. They found only the exercises from Posit Science showed efficacy in multiple high quality studies.

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  16. Experimental mobile app may revolutionize future of mental health monitoring, study showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Medical News

    Researchers found that an experimental mobile app from Posit Science can monitor mental health in ways that are both comparable and superior to current methods, according to a study just published. Mental health professionals currently tend to rely on having patients respond to standard questionnaires with multiple questions asking patients to self-rate and quantify their feelings on a scale or continuum.

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  17. Award for Unparalleled Breakthroughs in Brain Research Goes to MerzenichRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2017 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    Dr. Michael Merzenich has been designated the 2017 recipient of The Charles L. Branch Brain Health Award for Unparalleled Breakthroughs in Brain Research. Dr. Merzenich is Professor Emeritus at University of California, San Francisco and is Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science .

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  18. A Road Map to How to Change Your BrainRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | GlobeNewswire

    World-renowned brain scientist Dr. Michael Merzenich will deliver a keynote address at the "I Can Change My Brain" conference at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Dr. Merzenich is Chief Scientific Officer at Posit Science and Professor Emeritus at University of California San Francisco .

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  19. Researchers Put Brain Training to the TestRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2017 | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... from properly designed brain training programs." The researchers found that only BrainHQ exercises, made by Posit Science, were backed by more than one high quality study, noting that "multiple peer-reviewed articles evaluating Posit Science ...

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  20. NIH-funded Study of Brain Training Makes TIME List of Top Scientific Discoveries of the YearRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2017 | Digital Game Developer

    ... impact on the risk of dementia. TIME magazine notes that the brain training technology was acquired by Posit Science, and that its current version is the Double Decision exercise in BrainHQ. ?The TIME magazine award calls out a model story of how ...

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