093 Bob Schafer: Train Your Brain while Playing Games

Feb 27, 2023 | Mind and Brain, Podcast, Podcast Episode

THIS EPISODE OF GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on improving your cognitive functioning through playing computer brain training games.
Today’s Featured Expert discussing the neuroscience of cognitive training and the Lumosity brain training program, is Bob Schafer, President of Lumos Labs Medical, and Chief Science Officer at Lumos Labs (Lumosity)
We discuss the neuroscience of cognition and Lumos Labs Human Cognition Project, how the Lumosity platform is built around training cognitive skills through engaging digital games, what you, the consumer, can learn from regularly training on Lumosity, and how Lumos Labs is working in the new frontier of digital medicine.
Episode Timeline:
   [0:11] Introduction to this episode
   [5:16] Introduction to the Human Cognition Project
 [12:48] The Lumosity database
 [16:23] What percentage of users stick with the program?
 [21:03] The importance of engagement in brain training.
 [26:54] How to assess your performance
 [35:14] Are there mental barriers to progress?
Speaker Bio:
Bob earned his PhD in neuroscience from Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT. He has published original research in top journals including Science and Neuron. Prior to joining Lumos Labs, he was founder and CEO of a YCombinator-funded startup company that used neuroscience and predictive analytics to improve hiring decisions and team development.
n 2015, Bob and his startup team joined Lumos Labs. Here, Bob has served in a number of roles leading research, product, and business initiatives, including the formation of the company’s Lumos Labs Medical division. Over 100 million people in the Lumosity community have combined to play more than 7 billion cognitive gameplays across more than 15 years, providing, along with the Lumos Labs “Human Cognition Project,”, unique insights into the brain and mind.
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