The new Gem Breaker 3D brain task. Try it here today!
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 the Bayer – CogniFit partnership in Mexico.
The CogniFit team is very happy to announce the launch of the first available online brain and cognitive training for patients with Multiple Sclerosis in Mexico in collaboration with Bayer.
You can find more information here on Bayer’s website (in Spanish).
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!
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.
For our French users, you can now read the history of the company on the French Wikipedia by clicking here.
New version (1.1) of the CogniFit MoodCraft app for iPhone is now available on the app store. You can download it here for free!
The new MoodCraft app comes with many new items to design your moods, a search feature, simplified friends list and many other improvements!
The CogniFit team was present today in Madrid for the presentation of the exciting partnership with Bayer in Spain.
We have developed together a specific cognitive training module for patients with Multiple Sclerosis and we are now starting the rollout in Spain.
Time is of the essence.
Among the many improvements we have brought this week to the CogniFit website, we have significantly reduced the loading time of the brain training and the different brain games.
You can now access your brain fitness regimen faster and train all the different cognitive skills that can be exercised on the platform.
Enjoy your training!
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.
The CogniFit team is very happy to announce the launch of its online brain training platform in Japanese.
The CogniFit brain training platform is now available in more than 55 countries and in 10 different languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Brazilian, Portuguese, Dutch, Arabic and Japanese.
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 integrated Paypal to the CogniFit platform so you can also use Paypal now to unlock applications and get more neurons. Obviously, you can continue using your regular credit card if you prefer.
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.
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.