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
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
|Official Title:||Computer-Based Training for Cognitive Enhancement In the Elderly: In Home and In Office Pilot Studies|
- Evaluation of training effects.
- Safety effects of computer-based training.
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2006|
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 three groups; two 40-session, computerized training programs or a no contact control group.
|United States, California|
|Posit Science Corporation|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94104|
|Principal Investigator:||Michael Merzenich, PhD||Posit Science Corporation|