Computer-Based Training for Cognitive Enhancement
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of a computer-based training program on the memory and cognitive abilities of mature individuals undergoing healthy aging.
Procedure: Computer-based training for cognitive enhancement
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
|Official Title:||Computer-Based Training for Cognitive Enhancement: Auditory Training in Home, 2-Arm Model|
- Cognitive effects of training [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Safety effects of computer-based training [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Placebo Comparator: Computer-based exercises
Computer-based exercises used 4-5 hours per week, once daily.
|Procedure: Computer-based training for cognitive enhancement|
The computer-based training program is focused on speech reception to strengthen an individual's memory for speech. This type of training program was chosen because speech perception and memory are crucial elements of human communication and losses in this area are often the first signal of overall cognitive decline.
Subjects meeting eligibility criteria and providing written, informed consent are randomized to one of two 40-session, computerized training programs.
|United States, California|
|Posit Science Corporation|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94104|
|Principal Investigator:||Henry Mahncke, PhD||Posit Science Corporation|