New Research Shows Personal Brain Training Changes the Brain for TBI Victims
January 8, 2018—Neuroscientist Dr. Christina Ledbetter and Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research Director Dr. Amy Moore presented the results of a case study on LearningRx personal brain training at the 2018 Traumatic Brain Injury Summit in Vail, Colorado today.
The presentation focused on the case history of a 58-year-old with a high-level STEM career who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a bicycle accident eight years ago. After spending time in a coma, in the hospital and in inpatient rehab, the man required 24-hour supervision due to gait impairment, cognitive impairment and diplopia. Despite making some physical recovery, the patient continued to suffer cognitive impairment with marked working memory and processing speed deficits. The patient was no longer able to perform in a STEM field and was employed in custodial work.
“After going through LearningRx personal brain training, we saw a 21-point increase in IQ score, as measured by the Woodcock Johnson IV,” explains Moore. “His Aricept (for memory) was discontinued, his depression increased and his TBI Competency Rating Scale improved from pretest Moderate impairment to None post-training. Best of all, he was able to return to his prior high-level STEM career position!”
The full results of the study, including pre- and post-training MRIs, are available here:
About Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research
The mission of the Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research is to conduct empirical research on cognitive training programs and assessments, to communicate the latest research findings to the education and cognitive science communities, and to inform the practices of cognitive trainers through rigorous testing of training programs and procedures in both the laboratory and ecologically-valid training environments. To learn more, visit www.gibsonresearchinstitute.org.
LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training organization in the world. With 80 Centers in the U.S., and locations in over 40 countries around the globe, LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. Their on-site programs partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task-a key advantage over online-only brain exercises. Their pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been verified as beneficial in peer-reviewed research papers and journals. To learn more about LearningRx research results, programs and their 9.6 out of 10 client satisfaction rating, visit http://www.learningrx.com/.