Stroke is the second most common cause of cognitive impairment and dementia and can significantly affect your attention, memory, planning and other executive functions.
Strokes are usually classified into two major categories: and hemorrhagic and ischemic. Hemorrhagic strokes are the ones which result from the rupture of a blood vessel while ischemic strokes are those that are caused by interruption of the blood supply.
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Chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer can provoke significant cognitive impairment.
After chemotherapy, up to 70% of cancer survivors can report difficulties with memory and concentration – this is colloquially known as “chemo brain”.
Launch of CogniFit in Russian.
The CogniFit team is very happy to announce the launch of the CogniFit brain fitness website in Russian. You can now access CogniFit in Russian here.
CogniFit предлагает вам простую форму для оценки и тренировки ваших когнитивных способностей при помощи игр для мозга.
Launch of the CogniFit brain training website in Mandarin!
The CogniFit team is very happy to announce the launch of its brain training programs in China!
Launch of the new CogniFit website.
The entire team is happy to announce the launch a completely new redesigned website. We have also added a lot of nice features in order to offer the best brain training experience possible.
Enjoy the new CogniFit look and continue with your training now!
Launch of the new Bee Balloon brain training game on the website.
You can start playing to the game here or simply login to CogniFit to start your brain training.
A new peer-reviewed study using CogniFit brain training provides a breakthrough in the treatment of insomnia.
The CogniFit scientific team is happy to announce the publication of a new peer-reviewed study on insomnia in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.
Dr. Evelyn Shatil, co-author of the research and Chief Scientist at CogniFit comments: “This is the first time ever that cognitive training is directly and explicitly linked to significant improvements in sleep quality. This study heralds a new era for the use of cognitive training as an enjoyable and rewarding new drug-free treatment for insomnia. Based on what we have learnt in this new study, CogniFit is an effective and affordable cognitive training solution to train people suffering from insomnia.”
CogniFit helps users to learn and remember new cognitive information while playing brain games. It is well known that new information learnt during daytime requires sleep in order to consolidate (be assimilated by the brain).
The researchers hypothesized that the newly information, learnt during the day through cognitive training, would require longer and uninterrupted sleep during the night for its consolidation and that on the nights following the training, the older adults would fall asleep sooner and sleep for a longer time period. This is exactly what happened during the study.
You can find the full press release here and the full study published in PLOS ONE here.
New peer-reviewed study on the effectiveness of the CogniFit brain training in unipolar and bipolar disorder.
The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and can be found here.
Patients with unipolar depressive disorder and in the depressive phase of bipolar disorder often manifest psychological distress and cognitive deficits, notably in Executive Control.
The researchers used the CogniFit cognitive training in an attempt to reduce psychological affliction, improve everyday coping and cognitive function. Using an intervention group and and a control group, the team found improvements Executive Control in the intervention group using CogniFit.
Results also showed that patients in the intervention group were reporting fewer cognitive failures, fewer dysexecutive incidents and less difficulty in everyday coping. This group had also improved significantly on the six Executive Control tests and on the Global Executive Control score in contrast with the other group.
New interactive tutorials for our brain games.
Today we have added to the games new interactive tutorials which will help you get a better and faster understanding of the games and provide you also with important tips.
Try the latest games such as Slice and Drop or Fresh Squeeze and enjoy!
A new study by CogniFit finds that individuals can triple their cognitive gain when brain training continuously over 6 months.
Findings show that cognitive gains are observed when the training time is limited to a few weeks but as training goes beyond 6 months, the cognitive gain does not plateau but keep growing.
People often wonder how long they should train to gain cognitive benefits. Previous studies show significant improvements after 3 months of training. Today we do have new data that shows how after 6 months of training the cognitive gains will be not only significant but also probably noticeable by the users on their daily life.
You can read the full press release here.