Brain training overcomes Tourette Syndrome tics
By ParentInProgress on April 22, 2014
First, let's be clear. There are different types of brain training. They include:
1. Computer-based brain training, like Luminosity and Brain Age
2. Personal (one-on-one) brain training, like LearningRx
3. Neurofeedback (a subset of biofeedback) that relies on electrophysiological measurements of brain activity
4. Behavioral brain training
In this study, I suppose the "brain training" is a bit of a hybrid.
In any case, the researchers found that although teenagers with Tourette Syndrome (TS) were slower than their non-TS peers when asked to move their eyes to look at targets, they significantly outperformed their non-TS peers when the task was more demanding. Speficially, the second task required them to choose between looking at or away from targets. They were as fast as their peers but made fewer mistakes.
Here's what I read:
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