Brain Training Aids Cognition in Schizophrenia Patients

Check out this interesting article from psychiatry online about a paper presented at a recent neuroscience convention demonstrating that brain games aimed at training patients in specific mental tasks can affect multiple interacting brain systems, resulting in changes in systemic cognitive function. the study is important and that it illustrates the potential for brain training on specific tasks to generalize to more broad cognitive skills, which in many cases is not begin spring training – that it only improves users in very specific ways but does not translate to general cognition.

the study is also noteworthy with respect to the fact that it deals with schizophrenia which historically is not a disease people would think to treat with brain training, so it will be interesting to see down the road if further research is done in this area and what other applications may arise from this sort of approach.

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