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From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: Maximizing the health of the aging brain
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 14:05:19 +0200

On 1 May 2006, at 23:38, Hare, Tim R wrote:

> As noted, we'll be comparing three products (at minimum) noted in the
> original full email, and the inexpensive web-based offerings
> (www.mybraintrainer.com) are likely to offer some cognitive gains,  
> I would
> think, based upon the literature in this area.


> IQ testing was conducted using the Virtual Knowledge computer  
> program. The treatment group demonstrated a 9 point increase in IQ  
> as compared to a 1 point increase for the control group, a  
> statistically significant result.

The Virtual Knowledge computer program seems no longer to be  
available, since the site was shut down. Given that reproducibility  
is a key criterion for scientific investigation, these results should  
not be accepted as valid.


David Stodolsky    Skype: davidstodolsky

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