Military Times by Meghann Myers 7/27/2021
The study, dubbed BRAVE, had 83 veterans use the BrainHQ program for one hour a day, five days a week, and found that they had improved on average 24 percentile ranks, according to a release. In other words, from the 50th percentile of function to the 74th.
“The general idea is that you have a noisy brain,” Dr. Morris Bell, who co-authored the study, told Military Times on Friday, of the long-term effects of some mTBI. “That the impact of a blast injury, in particular, is a diffuse disorder. You need to improve processing at the most basic level.”
The Defense Department-funded study compared the program against a control group, whose members played commercial computer games. The BrainHQ group saw four times the improvement of the control group, which increased to five times when members were tested again 12 weeks after ending the program.