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BrainHQ is a cognitive training web platform with mobile apps available for Apple and Android devices. BrainHQ is comprised of 29 exercises, which target six areas of cognition: Memory, Attention, Speed, People Skills, Navigation, and Intelligence. The program’s exercises aim to address each category and adapt to users’ skill levels. BrainHQ provides users with feedback about their progress and allows them to keep track of their scores over time and in comparison to other users.
Available For: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android 5.0 and up. Web
Developer: Posit Science
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Training
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English, German, Japanese
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Online, Google Play, Apple App Store
A study on Posit science cognitive training program, which is the previous version of BrainHQ shows efficacy of six of the exercises in the BrainHQ app. 487 adults who are 65 or older participated in this study. Participants were divided into experimental group and control group. Experimental group participants used the cognitive training program, and control group participants used a general cognitive stimulation program. The result show that compared to participants in control group, participants who participated in the Posit science cognitive training program improve more significantly in auditory memory and attention. (Smith, G. E., Housen, P., Yaffe, K., Ruff, R., Kennison, R. F., Mahncke, H. W., & Zelinski, E. M. 2009. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02167.x)
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