Completed Research behind Lumosity

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Research from HCP Collaborators

Using Lumosity to study cognitive training interventions for cancer survivors

A 2013 peer-reviewed study spearheaded by Dr. Shelli Kesler, Assistant Professor and neuropsychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, showed that a group of 21 breast cancer survivors scored higher on a widely used neuropsychological measure of executive function (the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test) following Lumosity cognitive training. The training targeted skills such as working memory, verbal fluency, processing speed, and cognitive flexibility. Read more

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Research from Lumos Labs

Lumosity game performance is correlated with the time of day when users train

Lumosity users have been found to show better performance on Lumosity working memory and attention exercises when they played in the morning, and showed peak performance on more creative tasks later in the day. This analysis was based on data from 714,188 users.

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Research from Lumos Labs

A study of Lumosity in the classroom setting

1204 students from 40 different schools participated in a semester-long study of the effects of Lumosity in the classroom. The results of the study showed that those students who supplemented their regular curricula with Lumosity training experienced greater changes in their scores on our battery of cognitive assessments than a control group of students who did not complete Lumosity training.

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Research from HCP Collaborators

Increased prefrontal cortex activity in cancer survivors following Lumosity training

Dr. Shelli Kesler and colleagues, from the Stanford University School of Medicine, recently published a study in the journal Brain Injury reporting changes in behavioral and brain-based measures of cognitive function following Lumosity training with childhood cancer survivors. Read more

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Research from Lumos Labs

Investigating the effects of Lumosity cognitive training for healthy adults

Researchers at Lumos Labs, in collaboration with researchers at San Francisco State University, published a study in the Summer 2011 issue of Mensa Research Journal. Read more

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Research from Lumos Labs

Taking Lumosity to classrooms worldwide

1,392 students from 43 different schools participated in a research study as part of the Lumosity Education Access Program (LEAP). Students aged 6 to 18 completed the same set of assessments before and after a period of Lumosity training to evaluate any changes in their scores. These assessments included tasks measuring memory span, executive function, arithmetic reasoning and grammatical reasoning. At the end of the semester, the trained group of students showed improved scores on these assessments, compared with the education-as-usual control group. Furthermore, the results showed that the more training hours the student had completed, the larger the improvements on the assessments.

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Research from HCP Collaborators

Lumosity training for girls with Turner syndrome

In a study published this week in the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Dr. Shelli Kesler, Assistant Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, reported the results of an investigation into the effects of training with Lumosity’s problem solving exercises. The collection of exercises are designed to challenge speed of processing, cognitive flexibility, and number sense. Dr. Kesler and colleagues found that girls with Turner syndrome -- a genetic disorder known to disrupt cognitive functioning and produce deficits in math ability -- demonstrated increased basic math skills as well as processing speed, visual-spatial skills and cognitive flexibility after completing the course.


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Research from HCP Collaborators

Study examines the effects of Lumosity on cognitive performance in a group with mild cognitive impairment

Dr. Maurice Finn, a clinical psychologist and researcher at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, found that patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) who trained with Lumosity experienced a change in performance on a measure of visual attention. This research was published in the December 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Brain Impairment.


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Research from HCP Collaborators

Research into the effects of Lumosity training on performance on an emotional regulation task

Dr. Anett Gyurak, a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, presented preliminary findings from a study using Lumosity training to investigate the effects on emotion regulation at a conference in January 2010. Read more

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Research from Lumos Labs

Performance and training-related improvement on Lumosity cognitive training across ages

Improvement on Lumosity's exercises depends on age. Results from an online study of 132,147 participants. Read more

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Research from Lumos Labs

Examining the relationship between age and quantitative skill development

This study analyzed Lumosity performance of 446,393 different users ages 13 to 21 on their first play of a basic arithmetic game called Raindrops. Analysis of the total number of correct answers revealed large improvements in Lumosity performance between ages 13 and 17 with performance leveling out after the age of 17. Read more

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Research from Lumos Labs

Age's effects on learning

The rates of both age-related cognitive decline and training improvement depend on the cognitive tasks. Over 20,000 individuals' Lumosity scores and training improvements were analyzed in four distinct cognitive domains.

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Research from Lumos Labs

Investigating Lumosity's Brain Performance Test (BPT)

Lumosity's scientists have created and studied the Brain Performance Test (BPT), a brief repeatable assessment battery we developed in order to measure performance on cognitive and neuropsychological tasks. Read more

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