A boost for brain training: Lumosity can help lift ‘chemo fog,’ study finds

Worried about chemo brain? This start-up appears, from research, to have games that can help improve your brain function with regular “brain training”. I’m going to give it a go to see if it can improve my defixits after the whole chemo experience.

What I need is to be able to improve my memory recall which really suffered…

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Brain training – that booming yet much-debated business – just got another feather in its cap.

In a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Breast Cancer, Stanford researchers demonstrated that breast cancer patients who had been treated with chemotherapy improved their cognitive function after using exercises developed by brain training startup Lumosity. Created by neuroscientists, Lumosity offers dozens of games (to paying subscribers around the world) that claim to improve their memory, attention and creativity.

In the last few years, several studies have demonstrated that up to 75 percent of cancer patients can experience cognitive impairment and mental dullness, that can last five years or longer, after undergoing chemotherapy.

But research led by Shelli Kesler, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford, found that breast cancer survivors who trained with Lumosity four times a week for 12 weeks significantly improved in measures of executive function…

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