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Off topic: Brain Plasticity (best way to exercise your brain) – Interview Dec 2012

Update: Dementia risk reduced 29 percent by just 10 hours of computer brain plasticity training – RCT Dec 2017


Interview of Dr. Merzenich by Dr. Mercola

  • After just 40 hours, senior brains work as though they were 14 years younger (age 70 ==> age 56)
  • 3 million children used it in public schools.
  • Users mix currently: 80% children, 20% adults
  • Entire schools have raised their tests results from 10% to 50%
  • Just as muscles need exercise, the brain needs exercise
  • Practice is needed by professional musician, tennis player a person needs to give their brains practice
  • 20 minutes a day. No longer than five or six or seven minutes spent on a specific task, because the benefits weaken if dwell too long
  • Need to do a specific task again within a day or so
  • They have created 30 cognitive exercise so far, only a few of which are in Brain HQ so far
  • Schizophrenics, autistics, and Alz have been helped with Brain HQ – get out of cognitive ruts
  • Have helped with cognitive losses following chemotherapy
  • Currently PC and MAC - iPad version expected Sept 2013
    Only in English thus so far: I (Henry), hope that they will provide it in other languages sometime in the future
  • Clinical trials underway with use of the SW with Traumatic Brain Injury, Schizophrenia, and Depression
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