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Scientific Validation

Scientific Validation

Where everything starts.

Peer reviewed publications

CogniFit is recognized by the scientific community and has been published and reviewed independently in several scientific publications.

This page is for information only. CogniFit’s interest in being part of clinical research is to validate its future digital therapeutic products to help improve general cognitive skills affected by cognitive conditions. CogniFit does not sell yet any products that treat conditions approved by the FDA. CogniFit's products to treat conditions are currently in a validation process. If you are interested please visit CogniFit Research Platform. CogniFit has not funded any of the studies. Evelyn Shatil is CogniFit’s Chief Scientific Officer and has co-authored some of the studies in a support capacity. There are no known risks or safety concerns from using CogniFit’s product. However, as our products are delivered as a computerized intervention it may cause in certain cases: bad posture syndrome, eyestrain or blurred vision, headaches and/or other computer related problems.

Computer-Based Cognitive Training for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Pilot Study

This study shows highly encouraging results for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). First, participants using the CogniFit personalized brain training program presented a clear trend for cognitive improvement. Second, 100% of these participants completed the program.

James Siberski, Evelyn Shatil, Carol Siberski, Margie Eckroth-Bucher, Aubrey French, Sara Horton, Rachel F. Loefflad, and Phillip Rouse - Computer-Based Cognitive Training for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Pilot Study - The American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias 2014; doi: 10.1177/1533317514539376

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Personalized Cognitive Training in Unipolar and Bipolar Disorder: A Study of Cognitive Functioning

CogniFit personalized brain training program significantly reduced depression levels and improved Shifting, Divided Attention, and executive control score in patients with unipolar and bipolar disorder.

Preiss M, Shatil E, Cermakova R, Cimermannova D, Flesher I (2013) Personalized cognitive training in unipolar and bipolar disorder: a study of cognitive functioning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00108.

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Cognitive Training Improves Sleep Quality and Cognitive Function among Older Adults with Insomnia

This study shows that lasting and personalized cognitive training is particularly indicated to generate combined cognitive and sleep enhancements in older adults with insomnia.

Haimov I, Shatil E (2013) Cognitive Training Improves Sleep Quality and Cognitive Function among Older Adults with Insomnia. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61390. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061390

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Does combined cognitive training and physical activity training enhance cognitive abilities more than either alone? A four-condition randomized controlled trial among healthy older adults

CogniFit personalized brain training program improved cognitive function in healthy older adults with an average age of 80 years whereas physical and aerobic activity did not bring about any perceivable cognitive improvements in these subjects.

Shatil E (2013). Does combined cognitive training and physical activity training enhance cognitive abilities more than either alone? A four-condition randomized controlled trial among healthy older adults. Front. Aging Neurosci. 5:8. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2013.00008

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Computer-Based, Personalized Cognitive Training versus Classical Computer Games: A randomized Double-Blind Prospective Trial of Cognitive Stimulation

CogniFit personalized brain training program is more effective than computer games in improving cognitive function in healthy older adults.

Peretz C, Korczyn AD, Shatil E, Aharonson V, Birnboim S, Giladi N. - Computer-Based, Personalized Cognitive Training versus Classical Computer Games: A Randomized Double-Blind Prospective Trial of Cognitive Stimulation - Neuroepidemiology 2011; 36:91-9.

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Home-based personalized cognitive training in MS patients: a study of adherence and cognitive performance

The findings are evidence that cognitive training can significantly improve a wide range of skills in MS patients.

Shatil E, Metzer A, Horvitz O, Miller A. - Home-based personalized cognitive training in MS patients: A study of adherence and cognitive performance - NeuroRehabilitation 2010; 26:143-53.

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Novel television-based cognitive training improves working memory and executive function

This study shows significant improvement in the working memory and executive function of healthy older adults using the CogniFit personalized brain fitness program.

Evelyn Shatil, Jaroslava Mikulecká, Francesco Bellotti, Vladimír Burěs - Novel Television-Based Cognitive Training Improves Working Memory and Executive Function - PLoS ONE July 03, 2014. 10.1371/journal.pone.0101472

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Effect of Cognitive Remediation on Gait in Sedentary Seniors

Sedentary seniors with slow gait and falls improved mobility after cognitive training remediation using CogniFit personalized brain training program.

Verghese J, Mahoney J, Ambrose AF, Wang C, Holtzer R. - Effect of cognitive remediation on gait in sedentary seniors - J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2010 Dec;65(12):1338-43.

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Can the error detection mechanism benefit from training the working memory? A comparison between dyslexics and controls—an ERP study

When dyslexic college students trained with CogniFit personalized brain training program, their brain activity, memory and reading performance were shown to increase significantly, and results lasted up to six months after training on dyslexia.

Horowitz-Kraus T, Breznitz Z. - Can the error detection mechanism benefit from training the working memory? A comparison between dyslexics and controls- an ERP study - PLoS ONE 2009; 4:7141.

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Chronic Insomnia and Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults

By using the CogniFit assessment of cognitive skills, this study implies that insomnia may have detrimental effects on some cognitive functions in healthy older adults.

Haimov I, Hanuka E, Horowitz Y. - Chronic insomnia and cognitive functioning among older adults - Behavioural sleep medicine 2008; 6:32-54.

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A Holistic approach to assess older adults’ wellness using e-health technologies

The CogniFit computerized neuropsychological evaluation was successfully validated in a holistic e-health model of cognitive, physiological and functional wellness in older adults.

Thompson HJ, Demiris G, Rue T, Shatil E, Wilamowska K, Zaslavsky O, Reeder B. - Telemedicine Journal and E-health Date and Volume: 2011 Dec;17(10):794-800. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

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Predicting Individual Differences in Response to Sleep Loss: Application of Current Techniques

Pilot fatigue represents one of the top problems and threats to the safety and effectiveness of military and civil transportation. The US navy uses a CogniFit cognitive assessment to predict cognitive fatigue in pilot and decrease fatigue's negative impact on safety.

Joseph F.Chandler, Richard D. Arnold, Jeffrey B. Phillips, Ashley E. Turnmire - Predicting individual differences in response to sleep loss: application of current techniques - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine - September 2013; 84(9):927-37

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Enhancing Cognitive Functioning in Healthly Older Adults: a Systematic Review of the Clinical Significance of Commercially Available Computerized Cognitive Training in Preventing Cognitive Decline

This study confirms that CogniFit brain fitness solutions can assist in promoting healthy brain aging. After reviewing close to 8,000 studies, reviewers stated that CogniFit possessed the highest level of evidence showing concrete effects of brain training in healthy aging.

Shah TM, Weinborn M, Verdile G, Sohrabi HR, Martins RN - Enhancing Cognitive Functioning in Healthly Older Adults: a Systematic Review of the Clinical Significance of Commercially Available Computerized Cognitive Training in Preventing Cognitive Decline - Neuropsychology Review 2017 Jan 14. doi: 10.1007/s11065-016-9338-9

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A Taxonomy of Serious Games for Dementia

Scientists from the Gjøvik University College, Norway, presented a generic taxonomy of serious games for dementia, based on the health functions and the health purposes they serve. They classified CogniFit as a cognitively preventative game for dementia, i.e. a serious game that keeps the player cognitively active and slows down dementia's symptoms.

McCallum S., Boletsis C. (2013) A Taxonomy of Serious Games for Dementia. In: Schouten B., Fedtke S., Bekker T., Schijven M., Gekker A. (eds) Games for Health. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden; doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-02897-8_17

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Preliminary evidence for the feasibility of at-home online cognitive training with older adults

CogniFit's personalized training helps improve the memory of seniors, both healthy individuals and those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) according to the general cognitive evaluation battery, and their processing speed according to independent tests.

Gigler, K., Blomeke, K., Shatil, E., Weintraub, S., & Reber, P. (2013). Preliminary evidence for the feasibility of at-home online cognitive training with older adults. Gerontechnology, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.4017/gt.2013.12.1.007.00

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Differential Effect of Cognitive Training on Executive Functions and Reading Abilities in Children With ADHD and in Children With ADHD Comorbid With Reading Difficulties

CogniFit's personalized training program was able to improve reading speed and accuracy in adolescents with ADHD and reading problems, as well as strengthening processing speed, spatial perception, and memory.

Horowitz-Kraus, T. (2013). Differential Effect of Cognitive Training on Executive Functions and Reading Abilities in Children With ADHD and in Children With ADHD Comorbid With Reading Difficulties. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19(6), 515–526. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054713502079

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Computerized Cognitive Training for Older Adults at Higher Dementia Risk due to Diabetes: Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial

CogniFit personalized training has been able to improve the general cognitive status, both memory and non-memory related, in older people at high risk of dementia due to diabetes.

Bahar-Fuchs, A., Barendse, M. E. A., Bloom, R., Ravona-Springer, R., Heymann, A., Dabush, H., Bar, L., Slater-Barkan, S., Rassovsky, Y., & Schnaider Beeri, M. (2019). Computerized Cognitive Training for Older Adults at Higher Dementia Risk due to Diabetes: Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 75(4), 747–754. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz073

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Characterizing Focused Attention and Working Memory Using EEG

In this study, researchers were able to detect focused attention and working memory, measured through the CogniFit evaluation, using EEG signals. The approach aims to bring advances in the field of adaptive learning.

Mohamed, Z., el Halaby, M., Said, T., Shawky, D., & Badawi, A. (2018). Characterizing Focused Attention and Working Memory Using EEG. Sensors, 18(11), 3743. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18113743

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Effects of computer-based training on children’s executive functions and academic achievement

CogniFit training has managed to improve measured executive functions, with special emphasis on working memory and academic performance, in a large sample (n = 713) of 10-year-old students.

Conesa, P. J., & Duñabeitia, J. A. (2021). Effects of computer-based training on children’s executive functions and academic achievement. The Journal of Educational Research, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220671.2021.1998881

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