Led by Virginia State University Psychology Chair Dr. Oliver Hill, Jr., the NSF study will measure IQ gains before and after participants undergo cognitive skills training at one of 20 LearningRx brain training centers across the United States. The nationally funded study is a follow-up to recent studies of over 2500 students, that have shown that six and nine months of LearningRx cognitive skills training resulted in gains of 15 to 20 IQ points respectively.
“We’re honoed to be a part of this study,” says LearningRx Murfreesboro Director Deana Wildish. “Dr. Hill is a highly regarded researcher and the impact of these results could significantly change our educational system by bringing brain training into schools.”
Gains will be measured using three tests: the Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Test III, the Test Of Nonverbal Intelligence-4 (TONI-4) and the Gibson Cognitive Test.
The study began this month and is expected to continue through summer 2011.
Local media wishing to follow the progress of this study can contact the local LearningRx at the number above.