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Enhancing Cognitive Abilities With Comprehensive Training

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02367898
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 20, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2015
Wheaton College
Wayne State University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lumos Labs, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to measure the efficacy of an online cognitive training program against an active control condition in a large, randomized trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cognitive Abilities Other: Lumosity Cognitive Training Other: Crossword Puzzles Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The present study aims to evaluate a targeted, progressively challenging, online cognitive training program comprised of 49 distinct exercises targeting a variety of cognitive capacities. The cognitive training program will be compared to a plausibly beneficial active control condition in which participants completed online crossword puzzles.

The investigators hypothesize that the cognitive training will show greater transfer to a range of underlying cognitive abilities than the active control, as measured by a broad battery of neuropsychological assessments and participant-reported outcomes.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 11470 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Official Title: Enhancing Cognitive Abilities With Comprehensive Training: A Large, Online, Randomized, Active-Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : April 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Cognitive Training
Lumosity cognitive training program.
Other: Lumosity Cognitive Training
adaptive online cognitive training

Active Comparator: Crossword Puzzles
Timed online crossword puzzles
Other: Crossword Puzzles
timed online crossword puzzles

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Aggregate Cognitive Performance [ Time Frame: Baseline to 10 weeks ]
    Aggregate cognitive performance, as measured by Grand Index, on seven neuropsychological assessments (Forward Memory Span, Reverse Memory Span, Grammatical Reasoning, Progressive Matrices, Go/No-Go, Arithmetic Reasoning, Two-Target Search)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Participant-Reported Outcomes [ Time Frame: Baseline to 10 weeks ]
    9 questions related to everyday cognition and emotional status.

  2. Individual Neuropsychological Assessments composite [ Time Frame: Baseline to 10 weeks ]
    Separate analyses of changes on each of the seven neuropsychological assessments in the battery (Forward Memory Span, Reverse Memory Span, Grammatical Reasoning, Progressive Matrices, Go/No-Go, Arithmetic Reasoning, Two-Target Search).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Engaged with the Lumosity program at least 3 days in the first week after sign-up
  • Access to an internet enabled computer to complete training

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Paying subscriber

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02367898

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United States, California
Lumos Labs, Inc.
San Francisco, California, United States, 94105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lumos Labs, Inc.
Wheaton College
Wayne State University
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Principal Investigator: Daniel Sternberg, PhD Lumos Labs, Inc.
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Lumos Labs, Inc. Identifier: NCT02367898    
Other Study ID Numbers: LLI-001
First Posted: February 20, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015
Keywords provided by Lumos Labs, Inc.:
Cognitive Training
Crossword Puzzles