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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.We are Science.

CogniFit personalized brain training program enhances cognitive performance in people with mental disabilities

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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CogniFit personalized brain training program reduces depression and improves cognitive function

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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CogniFit personalized brain training program 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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Brain training vs. physical activity

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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CogniFit personalized brain training program vs. classical computer games

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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CogniFit personalized brain training program for patients with Multiple Sclerosis

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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CogniFit personalized brain fitness program 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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CogniFit personalized brain training program improves cognitive abilities among older adults

People who played computer games showed an improvement in performance, but for people who used CogniFit personalized brain training program, the improvement was significantly greater. Presented at the 10th International Hong Kong/Springfield Pan-Asian Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Therapy on February 28, 29 - March 1, 2008; Hong Kong.

Korczyn AD, Peretz C, Aharonson V, et al. - Computer based cognitive training with CogniFit improved cognitive performance above the effect of classic computer games: prospective, randomized, double blind intervention study in the elderly. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association 2007; 3(3):S171.

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CogniFit personalized brain training program improves cognitive performance in elderly subjects

The results show that systematic, individually tailored training can improve several important functions. Presented at the Alzheimer's Association ICAD International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease on July 26-31, 2008; McCormick Place, Chicago

Shatil E, Korczyn AD, Peretzc C, et al. - Improving cognitive performance in elderly subjects using computerized cognitive training - Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association 2008; 4(4):T492.

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CogniFit personalized brain training program improves mobility 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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CogniFit personalized brain training program boosts reading skills in dyslexic students

When dyslexic college students trained with CogniFit personalized brain training program, their brain activity, working 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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