Brain Training Research
The Research and Science Behind Brain Training
The following white papers examine a variety of topics related to brain science, and are written by researchers and other professionals. For example, one of the authors, Dr. Lori Byan, holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and has more than 15 years of experience in scientific writing, including writing more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and presentations in neuroscience, cancer biology, and aging.
Brain Plasticity and Cognition Download Now
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Studies on LearningRx:
Doctoral Dissertation Examines the Profiles of Cognitive Trainers Associated with Success for Students
Dr. Amy Moore studied characteristics of 150 cognitive trainers that predicted outcomes for 1,195 students with and without ADHD. After examining the predictive value of trainer personality, degree level, degree field, certification level, and pre-hire cognitive screening score on student gains in long-term memory, working memory, processing speed, and general intelligence, she found that no trainer profile held practical significance. Dr. Moore concluded that the intervention itself may be more important than the characteristics of the person delivering it. Read the dissertation.
2014 LearningRx Results Report
At LearningRx, we scientifically measure the cognitive skills of every client before and after brain training. This report contains data on average gains derived from the scores of every client (about 6,000) who participated in our program in 2011-2012. Download the report.
Doctoral Dissertation Examines the Effectiveness of One-on-One Brain Training on Memory and Processing Speed in Adolescents
Before and after scores of 1,277 adolescents were evaluated by Brian E. Pfister to determine whether LearningRx brain training improved working memory and processing speed. Read the dissertation.
2011 LearningRx Results Report
At LearningRx, we scientifically measure the cognitive skills of every client before and after brain training. Our latest report is above. This previous report contains data on average gains derived from the scores of every client (3,000) who participated in our program in 2009. Download the report.
Doctoral Dissertation Examines Real-Life Benefits of Cognitive Training
Dr. Edward Jedlicka used an observational survey completed by parents to evaluate whether LearningRx brain training produced noticeable, real-life improvements in their children, especially in the areas of cognitive skills, academic success, and oppositional behavior. Read the dissertation.
Pilot TBI Program with Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
LearningRx, in partnership with the WA State Department of Veterans Affairs, provided brain training to 15 soldiers with traumatic brain injuries in an effort to regain or improve brain skills impaired as a result of their injuries. See the results of the study.
Doctoral Dissertation Examines Impact of One-on-One Brain Training on Intelligence and Academics
Dr. Alicia Luckey studied the impact of LearningRx brain training on GIA, memory and reading in students with ADHD, students with dyslexia, and students who were not reported to have any type of disability. Read the dissertation.
Testing the Effects of LearningRx: Control Group Study
In collaboration with Dick Carpenter, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, LearningRx conducted a control group study to test the effects of LearningRx training on 61 students age 6 to 16. The study has recently been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for consideration. Read the report on the results.
Effectiveness of LearningRx Among Students in the Lowest Quartile
Doctoral Student Alicia J. Luckey, M.A., Educational Psychology, Arizona State University, examined the effect of LearningRx training on 2,080 students who completed programs in 2006. She focused on students whose before-training scores fell in the lowest 25%. Read the report.
Independent Analysis of Test Results from 1265 LearningRx Clients
Roxana Marachi, P.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Child & Adolescent Development at California State University, Northridge, analyzed the pre-training and post-training scores of 1265 LearningRx clients who participating in the program in 2005. Read her analysis.
Doctoral Dissertation Examines the Effects of LearningRx on Memory in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Poonam Ishanpara analyzed the pretest and post-test scores of 39 adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her results indicated statistically-significant differences in long-term memory, short term memory, and working memory after LearningRx training. Read the dissertation.
Brain Training Industry Research:
LearningRx Informational Sheets and Test Results:
- Who LearningRx Can Help
A Summary Document of Who LearningRx Can Help (2-pgs)
Strong Foundation - Early Start Learning and Reading (2-pgs)
- TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury
Recovering Cognitive Function After Trauma (2-pgs)
- ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Improving Attention Through Cognitive Training (2-pgs)
- Reading and Auditory Processing Issues
Improving the Ability to Decipher and Decode Words (2-pgs)
- Individuals with Memory Issues
Improving Recall Ability (2-pgs)
Enrichment Training for College-Bound Students (2-pgs)
- The Autism Spectrum
Help for Students in the Autism Spectrum (Autism, Asperger's, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder) (2-pgs)
- Senior Adults
Lifelong Mental Fitness (2-pgs)
- The Model of Learning
The LearningRx Learning Model Showing How Cognitive Skill Efficiency Relates to Academic Performance (1-pg)
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) Testing Results
The Impact of LearningRx Training (9-pgs) (1-pg)