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Neuropsychological benefits of computerized cognitive rehabilitation training in Ugandan children surviving severe malaria: A randomized controlled trial.

Authors: Boivin MJ, Familiar-Lopez I, Giordani B, Nakasujja N, Opoka RO, Ruiseñor-Escudero H, Sikorskii A, van der Lugt EM, Walhof K

Journal: Brain Research Bulletin

DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2018.03.002

Year Published: 2018

BACKGROUND: Computerized cognitive rehabilitation training (CCRT) may be beneficial for alleviating persisting neurocognitive deficits in Ugandan severe malaria survivors. We completed a randomized controlled trial of CCRT for both severe malaria and non-malaria cohorts of children. METHODS: 150 school-age severe malaria and 150 non-malaria children were randomized to three treatment arms: 24 sessions of Captain’s […]

Computerized cognitive remediation training for schizophrenia: an open label, multi-site, multinational methodology study.

Authors: Alexander R, Inamdar A, Kapur S, Keshavan M, Laruelle M, Lund J, Mahncke H, Maruff P, Murthy NV, Shabbir S, Shergill S, Wexler BE, Zucchetto M

Journal: Schizophrenia Research

DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2012.01.042

Year Published: 2012

A recent single-site study (Fisher et al., 2009. Am J Psychiatry. 166 (7) 805-11) showed that repeated training with the Brain Fitness Program (BFP) improved performance on a battery of neuropsychological tasks. If replicated these data suggest an important non-pharmacological method for ameliorating cognitive impairment in schizophrenia. Our study evaluated the BFP training effects in […]