Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Visual Training
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00526942|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2007 by Posit Science Corporation.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : September 10, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2007
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Healthy||Behavioral: SAAGE-designed, visual memory-based cognitive training||Phase 1 Phase 2|
Virtually all adults will suffer a decline in their cognitive capacities to some degree. Typically, cognitive decline is characterized by a slow, progressive decline in abilities (frequently in memory, attention, inhibition and speed of processing) relative to younger adults, commonly called normal aging, age-associated memory impairment, age-consistent memory impairment, benign senescent forgetfulness, late-life forgetfulness, ageing-associated cognitive decline, and the preferred term, age-related cognitive decline (ARCD) As virtually all adults experience a reduction in their cognitive abilities with age, ARCD has generally been considered to be a normal, inevitable, and irreversible part of aging; and the extremely severe forms of pathological cognitive decline (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, AD) have dominated therapeutic research in this area. However, ARCD represents an important cause of quality of life decline in almost every older adult, as the impact of forgetfulness and mental slowing increasingly change the abilities of individuals to successfully manage their day-to-day activities. Therapeutic approaches targeting the specific problems of ARCD in normal aging (as opposed to the pathological problems of AD) would unto themselves represent important clinical advances.
This trial investigates the effects of a computer-based visual training exercise built on the principles of positive brain plasticity and designed for use by healthy mature individuals. The program is specifically designed to improve the fidelity of sensory representations in early visual cortex.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||54 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Computer-Based Cognitive Training in Normal Healthy Aging: Pilot Study of Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Visual Sweeps Training Exercise, 2-Arm Model|
|Study Start Date :||August 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2008|
No Intervention: I
No contact control (NCC)
Computerized, SAAGE-designed, visual memory-based cognitive training
Behavioral: SAAGE-designed, visual memory-based cognitive training
Training sessions take 40 minutes per day, five days per week for a total goal of 15, 40-minute sessions.
Other Name: Hawkeye
- Improvement in visual memory assessment after training or no-contact period. [ Time Frame: 6-8 weeks ]
- Improvement on at least 1 of the Computerized Visual Attention, Speed and Memory Tests conducted. [ Time Frame: 6-8 weeks ]
- Improvement on the computerized cognitive assessments. [ Time Frame: 6-8 weeks ]
- Improvement on exercise-based assessments. [ Time Frame: 6-8 weeks ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00526942
|Contact: Daniel Tinker, BS||4153943100 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Cate Stasio, BA||4153943100 ext email@example.com|
|United States, California|
|Posit Science Corporation||Recruiting|
|San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States, 94104|
|Contact: Daniel Tinker, BS 415-394-3100 ext 3541 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Cate Stasio, BA 4153943100 ext 3546 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Joseph L Hardy, PhD|
|Sub-Investigator: Daniel Tinker, BS|
|Principal Investigator:||Joseph L Hardy, PhD||Posit Science Corporation|