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Find out the latest news, research, developments at CogniFit.

CogniFit launches three new brain training tasks to improve orientation and sense of direction

 

CogniFit launches three new brain training tasks to improve orientation and sense of direction.

The new brain exercises help individuals train their ability to perceive and react to the size, distance and depth aspects of their daily environment and sport activities.

You can find more information here.

To try the new Star Architect task (picture above), click here.

Launch of CogniFit in Russian

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.

A new study by CogniFit finds that individuals can triple their cognitive gain when brain training continuously over 6 months

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.

New peer-reviewed study using CogniFit published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

New peer-reviewed study using CogniFit published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

We are happy to announce that the scientific team at CogniFit got a new study published this month on the effectiveness of CogniFit. Science is the core foundation of our products and it is great to have an additional study that shows the benefits of using CogniFit brain fitness programs.

The study “Does combined cognitive training and physical activity training enhance cognitive abilities more than either alone?” demonstrates that CogniFit brain training activities improved cognitive function in healthy older adults whereas physical and aerobic activity did not bring about any cognitive improvements. Even when combining both physical and cognitive training, the physical activity part did not bring any cognitive improvement by itself.

Up to now, research in neuroscience had shown that cognitive training and physical exercise were the only proven ways to improve cognitive function. Most of those past studies, however, focused on younger populations. In reality, older subjects cannot cope with strenuous physical activity and require milder aerobic training. The present study shows that this type of milder physical training cannot improve cognitive abilities. In addition, some past studies have shown that at least one full year of aerobic training is required before a cognitive improvement can be achieved.

These new results, which show that only four months of brain training are sufficient to obtain significant cognitive gains, designate cognitive training as the most effective means known to science by which healthy older adults may improve cognition.

You can find the abstract of the study on the Frontiers website here.

CogniFit has a new profile page!

The new profile page.

You can discover today a new redesigned profile page which will offer you much more information about your cognitive profile. The new profile page offers you also a better overview of all the different features which are accessible on the CogniFit brain fitness website and make it easier for you to navigate the site.

We are continuously adding more features to the website and our mobile applications. Stay tuned!

We have just released our new updated version of the CogniFit brain fitness app for iPad

We have just released our new updated version of the CogniFit brain fitness app for iPad. You can download the application on the iTunes store by clicking here.

The new V1.2 allows you to play with a new game and several new features such as:

– Login using your Twitter account

– Sharing your activities on Facebook

– Seeing your latest cognitive progress

– General design improvements

– Simpler privacy settings

– Easier notifications settings

How seeing changes your brain

How seeing changes your brain.

Your eyes aren’t just advanced visual systems capturing images of what’s around you. New research published in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that when our eyes perceive visual stimuli, it gets encoded in our brains in ways that change our emotional reactions.

Researchers found that even people who don’t have anxiety disorders respond visually at the sight of something scary while ignoring signs that indicate safety. This contradicts a common belief that only people with anxiety disorders have difficulty processing comforting visual stimuli, or “safety cues.”

The study results could help distinguish between normal and abnormal processes within the visual cortex and identify what parts of the brain are targets for the treatment of anxiety disorders.