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CopsAlive Promotes Lumosity

LumosityScienceCopsAlive is promoting Lumosity brain training to our readers in order to encourage future research into brain training for law enforcement professionals.

As part of our Armor Your Self™ training program CopsAlive.com and The Law Enforcement Survival Institute recommend strengthening and conditioning yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually to be better able to survive the rigors of a career in law enforcement.

Lumosity provides an excellent foundation for what we recommend you do for 10-15 minutes a day to Armor Your Self™ Mentally.

Lumosity now has the world’s largest and fastest growing database on human cognition—which currently includes over 40,000,000 research subjects and over 780,000,000 cognitive gameplays. Their scientists mine this data to uncover insights that help them improve the efficacy of the Lumosity cognitive training program.

Because of our work in the areas of wellness and stress management for law enforcement personnel CopsAlive.com requested to participate in Lumosity’s Clinical Access Research & Engagement Program (CARE) which allows us to give away a few trial memberships to Lumosity in order for your to see if it might benefit you.

This means that if you are interested in doing regular daily brain training CopsAlive.com can offer you one month of free access to Lumosity by giving you a special access code. When we run out of the free offers we will be assembling a waiting list of people interested in Lumosity’s brain training for a future collaboration and research project we are proposing to Lumosity.

We will contact you soon to let you know… if you have earned one of the month’s free trial memberships or if you have been added to the waiting list. Should you receive one of our free month’s trail memberships and want to continue with Lumosity after that, you may purchase a subscription for your own account. We would encourage you to wait however, because we are hoping that if we can get enough people interested in doing brain training through CopsAlive.com we will be able to negotiate a substantial discount for our law enforcement personnel and their families who want to pay for an annual Lumosity subscription.

You can always sign up for a free basic membership with Lumosity by going to their website at www.Lumosity.com but the paid memberships offer a more comprehensive training program.

Additionally, we are hoping to establish a relationship between some of our researchers and Lumosity to see if we can’t create our own research project on the effects of their brain training on law enforcement professionals.

Stay tuned and we will be in touch!

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Lumosity’s Human Cognition Project (HCP) is a groundbreaking collaboration between researchers worldwide. Neuroscientists, clinicians, teachers, and academics are coming together to advance the field of neuroscience.

For information about Lumosity’s current and concluded research, please visit their Research page by CLICKING HERE.

To download and read a PDF of their white paper, “The Science Behind Lumosity.” CLICK HERE.

You can also visit their interactive research and benefits visualizer: The Shape of Science at Lumosity by CLICKING HERE.

Here is a list of just some of the on-going research projects sponsored by Lumosity and the Human Cognition Project

Ongoing Lumosity Research

If you would like to learn about current projects from the global HCP network, the following is a list of the ongoing research projects being hosted by Lumosity and these major universities:

Stanford University
Lumosity’s effects on emotional control
The goal of this study is to test whether Lumosity training is an effective intervention for helping individuals cultivate emotion regulation abilities.
Dr. Anett Gyurak, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Missouri, Kansas City
Can Lumosity help veterans with PTSD and brain injury?
This study is a randomized, controlled trial using Lumosity to improve PTSD symptoms in Veterans.
Dr. Robin Aupperle, Assistant Professor

Stanford University
Lumosity as an intervention in individuals with anxiety
This study is testing if cognitive training using Lumosity can be helpful for relieving anxiety.
Dr. Anett Gyurak, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Pennsylvania
Levels of perseverance and cognitive improvement.
This study is examining whether increasing grit in students increases the effectiveness of Lumosity training.
Dr. Angela Duckworth, Associate Professor

University of California, Irvine
Using Lumosity to improve students’ abilities and motivation
This study is using Lumosity with school-aged students to investigate whether those students who adopt a growth mindset of cognition are more likely to persist and achieve on academic tasks.
Dr. AnneMarie Conley, Assistant Professor

The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Lumosity as a component of cognitive rehabilitation
This study is assessing whether Lumosity may improve motor and cognitive skills in people after a stroke.
Dr. Arend de Kloet, Associate Professor

La Trobe University
Lumosity’s impact on everyday activities
The purpose of this study is to understand the effects of Lumosity on improving everyday life in normal aging.
Dr. Ben Ong, Senior Lecturer

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Lumosity to characterize cognition related to specific genotype.
This study will use Lumosity to examine how cognitive performance is related to genetic variants of 15q11.2 (Chromosome 15).
Dr. Brett Abrahams, Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University
Can Lumosity help stress management for college students?
The goal of this study is to examine whether Lumosity can help college students cope with stress and anxiety.
Dr. Bruce Compas, Professor

University of Pennsylvania
Effects of Lumosity on brain activity and decision-making behavior
The purpose of this study is measure changes in healthy adults’ brain activity after training with Lumosity,
Dr. Caryn Lerman, Professor and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addictions

Harvard University
How Lumosity can affect people at risk for schizophrenia
This study is identifying whether Lumosity improves the underlying structure and function of the brain in individuals at high risk for schizophrenia.
Dr. Christine Hooker, Associate Professor

The College of Saint Rose
Using Lumosity in the Brain Aerobics program
This study is using Lumosity as a cognitive wellness program for aging individuals.
Dr. Colleen Karow, Associate Professor

Widener University
Improving working memory in healthy, aging people
The purpose of this study is to examine working memory in seniors.
Dr. David Fendrich, Professor

Columbia University
Economic decision-making and Lumosity
This study is examining how changes in cognitive capacities with age impact decision-making abilities.
Dr. Eric Johnson, Professor

University of Calgary
Can Lumosity training help improve navigation skills?
This study is using Lumosity to examine how a variety of cognitive skills are important for spatial orientation.
Dr. Giuseppe Iaria, Assistant Professor

Leiden University
Preventing certain age-related types of decline with Lumosity
This study is a randomized controlled intervention study using Lumosity with first-year college students.
Dr. Guido Band, Associate Professor

Landspítali University Hospital
Lumosity as a tool for improving working memory in children with ADHD
This study is testing whether 8-12-year-olds who have been diagnosed with ADHD may experience improvements in working memory after training with Lumosity.
Dr. Haukur Pálmason, Psychologist

University of Amsterdam
Using Lumosity for post-stroke cognitive rehabilitation
The purpose of this study is to examine whether Lumosity can improve cognitive functioning in post-stroke individuals.
Dr. Jaap Murre, Professor

University of California, Los Angeles
Using Lumosity to improve daily life skills in adults with Schizophrenia
Pilot study using Lumosity in a day treatment program serving adults with Schizophrenia.
Dr. Joseph Ventura, Associate Research Psychologist and Director of Diagnosis and Psychopathology Unit

State University of New York, Stony Brook
Using Lumosity with Multiple Sclerosis patients
This study is using Lumosity to measure memory, attention, and other cognitive functions in adults with Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Lauren Krupp, Professor

Ryerson University
Comparing cognitive training and physical exercise
The goal of this study is to determine whether cognitive training using Lumosity or physical training using aerobic exercise is most effective for improving mental fitness in older adults.
Dr. Lixia Yang, Associate Professor

University of California, San Francisco
Using Lumosity to study aging and cognitive decline
The goal of this study is to learn about ways that Lumosity may be able to help identify cognitive decline.
Dr. Michael Weiner, Professor

University of Michigan
How Lumosity in the classroom can affect students
This study is using Lumosity’s LEAP database to examine the relationship between student demographics, school characteristics, and cognitive performance.
Dr. Priti Shah, Associate Professor

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Cognitive training and exercise
This study is aimed at understanding how middle-aged adults can make healthy life choices
Dr. Sean Mullen, Assistant Professor

Stanford University
Cancer survivors using Lumosity in treatment plans
The purpose of this study is to use Lumosity to determine individual differences in brain function changes and recovery based on demographic, medical and treatment variables, in cancer patients.
Dr. Shelli Kesler, Assistant Professor

University of Caifornia, Berkeley
Training children’s reasoning skills with Lumosity
This is a study of the cognitive effects of reasoning training or basic cognitive skills training (using Lumosity) in kids
Dr. Sylvia Bunge, Associate Professor

University College, London
Treatments combining Lumosity with physical exercise
The goal of this study is to test the effects of a complex intervention involving Lumosity cognitive training, physical exercise, and socializing on the onset of dementia in individuals with mild cognitive impairment
Dr. Thomas Dannhauser, Honorary Senior Lecturer

Rowan University
Can Lumosity improve impairments in schizophrenia patients?
The primary goal of this study is to gather data on the effectiveness of a Lumosity on improving common cognitive impairments found in people with schizophrenia.
Dr. Tom Dinzeo, Assistant Professor

University of Calgary
Improving cognition in healthy adults
This study is examining if working memory training results in far transfer to other facets of cognition in healthy middle-aged adults.
Dr. Vina Goghari, Assistant Professor

Moscow City University of Psychology and Education
How Lumosity could help child cancer survivors recover
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Lumosity with pediatric cancer survivors as a means of preventing or weakening the negative effects of brain tumors, neurosurgery and postoperative treatment on children’s cognitive development.
Mr. Nikolay Voronin, Ph.D. Student

University of Texas, Austin
Can Lumosity improve cognitive function in Multiple Sclerosis patients?
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether Lumosity improves cognitive function in persons with Multiple Sclerosis.
Ms. Janet Morrison, Registered Nurse

To learn more about Lumosity’s on-going research projects CLICK HERE.

Want to learn more about the basics of neuroscience CLICK HERE to visit Lumosity’s Human Cognition Project Neuroscience 101 information page

Several of their researchers are currently investigating the benefits of Lumosity training for cognitive impairments associated with:

ADD/ADHD
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Multiple Sclerosis
PTSD
TBI
Personality Disorders
Schizophrenia
Cancer (including “Chemo Fog” and “Chemo Brain”)
HIV
And more!

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