Kids Who Watch TV Have Bigger Brains – But Not in a Good Way

A recent study from Japan found that children who watch TV a lot have more gray matter than kids who don’t watch TV. But, the researchers warn, that is not necessarily a good thing. The study looked at brain scans of kids between the ages of 5 and 18 and found that the more TV […]

Large Study Underway To Test Posit Science Exercises in People with Schizophrenia

We are excited to share this video news report about a schizophrenia study we have been working on for the past few years. The e-CAeSAR Study is being conducted in partnership with the Schizophrenia Trials Network at ten top-tier research centers nationwide. The trial tests a unique online cognitive training program (called “PACR”) designed for […]

Paralysis, Memory and Learning: Do Our Bodies Hold the Promise of Regeneration?

Every year, television advertising during the Super Bowl serves as a pointer to what Americans are thinking about. One of the more memorable ads from this year’s game featured a computer-generated version of actor Christopher Reeve rising unsteadily from his seat and walking across a stage, to the thunderous applause of the audience. The ad […]

Cognitive and Motor Degeneration

All four of my grandparents had died before I was born. Seventy-five years later, I enjoy lucid physical interactions with my eighteen grandchildren, and hope to continue similarly at some point with great-grandchildren. Knock on wood. The Big Three medical problems have historically involved external invasions (infectious disease), internal insurrections (malignancies), and the inevitability of […]

Brain Injuries: High School Athletes At Risk

How Concerned About Brain Injury Should We Be? In high school stadiums across the country, a certain contagious frenzy is generated by the playing of a high school band and the shouting of cheerleaders as the home team takes the field. High school athletics, with their clashes between cross-town rivals, have long been a favorite […]