Neurotracker

Neurotracker

Neurotracker

Neurotracker is a cognitive training program that is designed to improve mental performance. Cognitive training is a form of exercise for the brain that is designed to improve mental abilities such as memory, attention, decision-making and awareness. Scientific studies show that Neurotracker is beneficial for assessing and improving performance for athletes, military personnel, healthy aging, people with cognitive related medical conditions, college students and children with learning difficulties. However, because Neurotracker improves high-level mental abilities, it can be used by anyone looking to improve their mental performance.

Neurotracker emerged out of 20 years of neuroscience research to enhance mental performance. It challenges you to track multiple targets moving dynamically in 3D space. Training adapts speed and complexity in a way that maximizes your cognitive training at every step.

Functional brain scans reveal that Neurotracker training sustainably increases brainwave peak frequencies associated with heightened alertness and learning capacity. Peer reviewed research shows that Neurotracker training significantly enhances attention, executive function, working memory and processing speed.

It is helpful to a wide range of people from those with attention and impulse control problems, learning disabilities, autism, and aging. However, it is also frequently used by those seeking optimal performance – such as professional athletes. Some of the professional athletic and military organizations using Neurotracker include Manchester United, Golden State Warriors, French Rugby Federation, and the Canadian Special Forces.

What to Expect

Clients initially sit in front of a very large 3-D capable screen and put
on active 3-D (RF) glasses. The game reveals eight balls. Depending on the
level of difficulty and the cognitive area of focus one wishes to train,
between 1 and 4 balls (of 8, total) changes color indicating that they are
targets to be tracked. The balls then move in the virtual 3-D environment,
bouncing off the walls of the virtual box and each other for six seconds.
The client then must identify which of the balls were indicated at the
beginning of the round. It is much harder than it sounds!

As your skill improves, the game gets more difficult by changing
parameters such as the speed and angle of deflection. Initially, one plays
the game while quietly seated. Over time, advanced players may play while
standing on a balance board, while engaged in other attention requiring
activities, such as catching a ball.

The Areas and Cognitive Benefits of Neurotracker Training

Cognitive Areas of Focus

Selective Attention – The ability to focus on a specific thing, to the exclusion of distractions.

Sustained Attention – The ability to maintain that focus for an extended period.

Divided Attention – The ability to selectively attend to multiple loci at once, and quickly shift from one to the other.

Inhibition – The ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli.

Response Control and Attention – Controlling impulsivity, “drifting off” and “tuning out”.

Working Memory – The ability to retain and transform information over a short time span.

Processing Speed – Literally, the time required to consciously integrate perceptual stimuli.

Neurotracker systematically improves your Alertness, Awareness, and Attention by developing these cognitive processes. Not only has Neurotracker set a precedent for improving cognitive functions in high-functioning elite athletes and military personnel, it is also effective intervention for lower-functioning populations such as elderly people and children with learning difficulties.

Application of Neurotracker in the Athletic World

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