Brain training app for iOS adds “digital Ritalin” starting today


A brain training system called Decoder is being compared to the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) medication Ritalin in a new study published by the journal Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience (via the New York Post). The improvement in mental performance after using the app is similar to the effects seen when a person uses a stimulant like methylphenidate (Ritalin).
The study was made up of 75 adults placed in placed in three groups. One group used Decoder over eight sessions, each lasting for one hour. The second group played Bingo, and the third group played no …

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