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The built environment influences our perceptions, emotions, interactions, therefore our personalities. These are all processes finding their ultimate substratum in our nervous system, and so far architects could only intuit these mechanisms. Now Neuroscience has found the connection between our daily experience to multi-sensorial perceptions and is beginning to discover the way in which they […]

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Neuroarchitecture

The built environment influences our perceptions, emotions, interactions, therefore our personalities. These are all processes finding their ultimate substratum in our nervous system, and so far architects could only intuit these mechanisms. Now Neuroscience has found the connection between our daily experience to multi-sensorial perceptions and is beginning to discover the way in which they […]

Sport Peak Performance

The basic neuroscientific mechanism that supports mental training is brain plasticity. Neuroscience demonstrates that the brain is a highly plastic organ that changes according to the activities it performs. As physical training changes your body, a training on memory, attention and perception, a harmonious control of emotion and the ability to manage stress gradually lead […]

Brain Wellness

How is wellness related to our brain? Can we improve our wellbeing by increasing the potential of our internal resources? Individuals and organizations are nowadays facing new challenges.

Transdermal Optical Imaging – Misura il tuo stato di salute in 30 secondi

La tecnologia Transdermal Optical Imaging – TOI™ consente di estrarre il flusso sanguigno facciale attraverso una scansione del volto della durata di 30 secondi. La tecnologia TOI™ si basa sul fatto chela pelle umana è traslucida. La luce e le sue rispettive lunghezze d’onda sono riflesse dai diversi strati della pelle e possono essere utilizzate […]

Wellbeing in azienda: casi studio

Il programma di well-being aziendale proposto da Neocogita è un servizio technology-driven che ha l’obiettivo di potenziare le capacità cognitive e le prestazioni delle persone sul luogo di lavoro. I metodi di potenziamento proposti si basano sulla ricerca neuroscientifica e sulla capacità del cervello umano di modificare la sua struttura e la sua funzionalità a […]

Bias cognitivi e processi decisionali

Come vengono prese le decisioni finanziarie? Cosa accade nella mente e nel cervello di una persona che deve decidere se acquistare o meno un titolo quotato in borsa, o se vendere o mantenere un proprio titolo in rialzo o in ribasso? Contrariamente a quella che è la visione economica (e anche un po’ quella comune), […]

Training Cognitivo in Realtà Virtuale

Il Training Cognitivo ed Emozionale in realtà virtuale è una metodologia innovativa che utilizza tecnologie in grado di immergere l’utente in una simulazione altamente realistica in uno o più stimolazioni (visiva, uditiva, tattile, olfattiva), fornendogli una forte sensazione di “presenza” nell’ambiente virtuale e facilitando così enormemente il processo di trasferimento delle competenze acquisite o riabilitate […]

Case study: Mindfulness applicata in azienda

Laziende possono attuare percorsi innovativi per la formazione del proprio personale, con particolare riguardo ai temi del capitale mentale, del benessere e della gestione dello stress per il personale. La tecnica di riferimento adottata è la mindfulness del respiro (mindfulness of breathing), metodica che consiste nell’eseguire un training dell’attenzione sull’esperienza sensoriale presente, momento per momento, […]

Biofeedback e Neurofeedback Training

Il biofeedback consiste nella retroazione di un processo fisiologico, rilevato su una persona, che normalmente si svolge fuori dal controllo volontario (come ad esempio la regolazione della respirazione e della frequenza cardiaca). Questo processo permette di mostrare ad una persona come funziona realmente in diverse situazioni e in diverse prestazioni, perfezionando e migliorando le strategie […]

Attention

Cognitive training and selective attention in the aging brain: an electrophysiological study.

2013

O’Brien, J. L., Edwards, J. D., Maxfield, N. D., Peronto, C. L., Williams, V. A., & Lister, J. J.

Clinical neurophysiology - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2013.05.012

The neural correlates of an expanded functional field of view.

2007

Scalf, P. E., Colcombe, S. J., McCarley, J. S., Erickson, K. I., Alvarado, M., Kim, J. S., ... & Kramer, A. F.

The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences - https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/62.special_issue_1.32

Driving

Cognitive training decreases motor vehicle collision involvement of older drivers.

2010

Ball, K., Edwards, J. D., Ross, L. A., & McGwin, Jr, G.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03138.x

Speed-of-processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance.

2003

Roenker, D. L., Cissell, G. M., Ball, K. K., Wadley, V. G., & Edwards, J. D.

Human factors - https://doi.org/10.1518%2Fhfes.45.2.218.27241

Memory

Memory enhancement in healthy older adults using a brain plasticity-based training program: a randomized, controlled study.

2006

Mahncke, H. W., Connor, B. B., Appelman, J., Ahsanuddin, O. N., Hardy, J. L., Wood, R. A., ... & Merzenich, M. M.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0605194103

A cognitive training program based on principles of brain plasticity: results from the Improvement in Memory with Plasticity‐based Adaptive Cognitive Training (IMPACT) Study.

2009

Smith, G. E., Housen, P., Yaffe, K., Ruff, R., Kennison, R. F., Mahncke, H. W., & Zelinski, E. M.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02167.x

Mindfulness

How does mindfulness meditation work? Proposing mechanisms of action from a conceptual and neural perspective.

2011

Hölzel, B. K., Lazar, S. W., Gard, T., Schuman-Olivier, Z., Vago, D. R., & Ott, U.

Perspectives on psychological science - https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691611419671

The power of presence: The role of mindfulness at work for daily levels and change trajectories of psychological detachment and sleep quality.

2014

Hülsheger, U. R., Lang, J. W. B., Depenbrock, F., Fehrmann, C., Zijlstra, F. R. H., & Alberts, H. J. E. M.

Journal of Applied Psychology - https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037702

Mindfulness: moda o rivoluzione?

2017

De Pisapia, N., Gregucci, A.

Giornale italiano di psicologia - http://dx.doi.org/10.1421%2F87329

Brain plasticity

Neurocognitive enhancement in older adults: comparison of three cognitive training tasks to test a hypothesis of training transfer in brain connectivity.

2014

Strenziok, M., Parasuraman, R., Clarke, E., Cisler, D. S., Thompson, J. C., & Greenwood, P. M.

Neuroimage - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.07.069

Reversal of age-related neural timing delays with training.

2013

Anderson, S., White-Schwoch, T., Parbery-Clark, A., & Kraus, N.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1213555110

Quality of life

Speed of processing training protects self-rated health in older adults: enduring effects observed in the multi-site ACTIVE randomized controlled trial.

2010

Wolinsky, F. D., Mahncke, H., Vander Weg, M. W., Martin, R., Unverzagt, F. W., Ball, K. K., ... & Tennstedt, S. L.

International psychogeriatrics - https://doi.org/10.1017/s1041610209991281

The ACTIVE cognitive training trial and health-related quality of life: protection that lasts for 5 years.

2006

Wolinsky, F. D., Unverzagt, F. W., Smith, D. M., Jones, R., Stoddard, A., & Tennstedt, S. L.

The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences - https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/61.12.1324

Transdermal Optical Imaging

Transdermal Optical Imaging Reveal Basal Stress via Heart Rate Variability Analysis: A Novel Methodology Comparable to Electrocardiography.

2018

Wei, J., Luo, H., Wu, S.J., Zheng, P.P., Fu, G., & Lee, K.

Frontiers in Psychology

Transdermal optical imaging revealed different spatiotemporal patterns of facial cardiovascular activities.

2018

Liu, J., Luo, H., Zheng, P.P., Wu. S.J., & Lee, K.

Scientific Reports - https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28804-0

Measuring Blood Pressure: from Cuff to Smartphone.

2019

Barszczyk, A. & Lee, K.

Current Hypertension Reports - https://doi.org/10.1007/s11906-019-0990-3

Smartphone-Based Blood Pressure Measurement Using Transdermal Optical Imaging Technology.

2019

Luo, H., Yang, D., Barszczyk, A., Vempala, N., Wei, J., Wu, S.J., Zheng, P.P., Fu, G., Lee, K., Feng, Z.P.

American Hearth Association

Preliminary assessment of video-based blood pressure measurement according to ANSI/AAMI/ISO81060-2: 2013 guideline accuracy criteria: Anura smartphone app with transdermal optimal imaging technology.

2020

Yang, D., Xiao, G., Wei, J., & Luo, H.

Blood Pressure Monitoring - https://doi.org/10.1097/MBP.0000000000000467

Importance of general adiposity, visceral adiposity and vital signs in predicting blood biomarkers using machine learning.

2021

Zhou, W., Wang, Y., Gu, X., Feng, Z. P., Lee, K., Peng, Y., & Barszczyk, A.

International Journal of Clinical Practice - https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13664

Mood

The effect of speed-of-processing training on depressive symptoms in ACTIVE.

2009

Wolinsky, F. D., Vander Weg, M. W., Martin, R., Unverzagt, F. W., Ball, K. K., Jones, R. N., & Tennstedt, S. L.

Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences - https://dx.doi.org/10.1093%2Fgerona%2Fgln044

The ACTIVE cognitive training interventions and the onset of and recovery from suspected clinical depression.

2009

Wolinsky, F. D., Mahncke, H. W., Weg, M. W. V., Martin, R., Unverzagt, F. W., Ball, K. K., ... & Tennstedt, S. L.

Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences - https://dx.doi.org/10.1093%2Fgeronb%2Fgbp061

Processing speed

A randomized controlled trial of cognitive training using a visual speed of processing intervention in middle aged and older adults.

2013

Wolinsky, F. D., Vander Weg, M. W., Howren, M. B., Jones, M. P., & Dotson, M. M.

PloS one - https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061624

Transfer of a speed of processing intervention to near and far cognitive functions.

2002

Edwards, J. D., Wadley, V. G., Myers, R. S., Roenker, D. L., Cissell, G. M., & Ball, K. K.

Gerontology - https://doi.org/10.1159/000065259

Sight and hearing

The influence of perceptual training on working memory in older adults.

2010

Berry, A. S., Zanto, T. P., Clapp, W. C., Hardy, J. L., Delahunt, P. B., Mahncke, H. W., & Gazzaley, A.

PloS one - https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0011537

Training changes processing of speech cues in older adults with hearing loss.

2013

Anderson, S., White-Schwoch, T., Choi, H. J., & Kraus, N.

Frontiers in systems neuroscience - https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2013.00097