Brain training seen as promising non-pharmacological method to enhance attention in healthy young adults

This brain training app may help you stay focused, says new study (CNN): “Our digital lives make concentration difficult…A group of Cambridge university researchers believes to have developed a “fun” solution to this modern problem. By playing a “brain training” game, called Decoder, players can increase their concentration. In order to test the game’s effect, […]

What Your Brain Needs to Know About Nootropics

In today’s hectic, hurry-up world, it’s common for competitive business professionals, stressed students, and exhausted moms to look for ways to give their tired brains a much-needed boost. One method that’s becoming increasingly popular is to use cognitive enhancing substances, called nootropics. A nootropic is a supplement, plant, mineral, vitamin, herb, amino acid or any […]

Perspective: How brain training games could help patients with Huntington’s disease

– Lia Koltyrina/Shutterstock In the search for new treatments, science often focuses on medication first. But drugs aren’t the only way to fight illness, particularly when looking at brain diseases. My research looks into how playing specially designed computer games might help people who are living with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a brain disorder that […]