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Press Release Category Computers - Software & Shareware - MindWeavers Plc Release Date: April 21, 2008

Brain exercises from MindFit brain gym software are scientifically proven to improve cognitive skills


By MindWeavers Plc
April 21, 2008
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MindFit, a brain training PC software package has been shown to be more effective in improving cognitive skills, thereby combating the effects of brain aging, than other computer games by results of a clinical study into brain training software delivered at the eight international Alzheimer's conference in Salzburg, Austria.

PR9.NET April 21, 2008 - Oxford, UK – Brain aging experts and leading Alzheimer's Disease scientists at the eight International Alzheimer's Disease/Parkinson's Disease Conference in Salzburg, Austria were presented with evidence that MindFit brain training PC software improves the cognitive functions of people over 50, often referred to as "baby-boomers". This was demonstrated by a two year long study conducted in Tel-Aviv, Israel in which the participants were asked to spend 30 minutes, three times a week playing either MindFit brain training games or other computer games that also exercised a range of cognitive skills, for a period of three months. This study into the efficacy of brain training software was particularly stringent, as it was a "double-blind" experiment; when the results were analysed, the scientists did not know whether they had come from a person doing brain exercises with MindFit or playing the other computer games, which reduced the chance of bias creeping in and skewing the results. For more information visit www.mindweavers.co.uk or phone 01865 811123.

This study should play an important part in advancing the debate about how pc-based "brain gyms" can actually stave off the effects of the aging brain and resulting cognitive decline. It demonstrated that users of the MindFit brain training software showed significant improvements in the areas of visuo-spatial learning, spatial short term memory and focused attention, more so than users of the other types of computer games. Of particular interest is that participants who began the study with a lower baseline performance in cognitive tasks showed greater improvement than those who began the study with normal cognitive function. This suggests that those who are already suffering from cognitive decline can benefit from using MindFit as part of their cognitive rehabilitation.

The MindFit brain exercise program is available from MindWeavers, an Oxford based brain training software company personally supported by Baroness Greenfield, leading neuroscientist and Director of the Royal Institution.


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About MindWeavers Plc

MindWeavers Plc was launched in 2000 to create and sell brain training software that applies cutting edge neuroscience from Oxford University to PC software designed to stimulate and train the brain, providing the ultimate brain workout.

The science behind our powerful brain training techniques is led by two of the world’s foremost neuroscientists: David Moore, Director of the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research and world-renowned expert on "the Auditory Brain", and Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield, Director of the Royal Institution, award winning science communicator and world expert in neurodevelopment and degeneration.

Currently the MindWeavers brain training software packages are focused on combating cognitive decline with MindFit brain training and improving language learning and hearing with Phonomena.

All of our brain fitness software products follow our three guiding principles: Based on science, Proven in Practice and Fun to Use.


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