NeuroTracker is an adaptive 3D perceptual-cognitive training tool designed to improve memory, attention, decision-making and awareness. Functional brain scans reveal that NeuroTracker training sustainably increases brainwave peak frequencies associated with heightened alertness and learning capacity. Peer reviewed research shows that NeuroTracker training significantly enhances attention, executive function, working memory and processing speed.
What to Expect
As your skill improves, the game gets more difficult by changing parameters such as the speed and angle of deflection. Initially, one plays the game while quietly seated. Over time, advanced players may play while standing on a balance board, while engaged in other attention requiring activities, such as catching a ball.
Cognitive Areas of Focus
Sustained Attention – The ability to maintain that focus for an extended period;
Divided Attention – The ability to selectively attend to multiple loci at once, and quickly shift from one to the other;
Inhibition – The ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli;
Response Control and Attention – Controlling impulsivity, “drifting off” and “tuning out”;
Working Memory – The ability to retain and transform information over a short time span; and,
Processing Speed – Literally, the time required to consciously integrate perceptual stimuli.
NeuroTracker and the Pros
A New York Times article from 2017 showed that NeuroTracker “has spread to more than 550 elite training facilities around the globe, representing a vast and diverse sporting landscape. Matt Ryan, who is second in the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns this season, said he trained with NeuroTracker at least three times a week.” The article continues, “Manchester United quietly spent $80,000 to install a NeuroTracker setup in its facility. U.S. Soccer has tested more than 7,000 youth players on it since 2014. The same program is used by hockey teams including the Vancouver Canucks, and by the IMG Academy, where football prospects train before the NFL draft.”
NeuroTracker and the Rest of Us
- In a group of students severely impaired with inattention and impulsivity, three weeks of training for five-minutes with NeuroTracker improved speed thresholds by 61% as well as significant improvements in visual and auditory measures.
- After only 15 sessions of NeuroTracker, a study showed a 43% improvement (strong significance) after training with Neurotracker. Learning rates are particularly strong in this group, as executive function, attention, and working memory are at the core of developing intellectual capacity.
- In a group of students with autism, 15 sessions of Neurotracker yielded a 64% increase on an attentional non-verbal task.
- A 2016 case study involving an 80-year old man with memory complaints showed tremendous improvements across multiple assessments after training with NeuroTracker for four months. The study reported the man having improved attention, memory, quality of life, and self-confidence.
NeuroTracker at Home
Beauchamp, P., & Faubert, J. (2011). Visual Perception Training: Cutting Edge Psychophysics and 3D Technology Applied to Sport Science. High Performance SIRCuit: e-Journal.–2011.
Tullo, D., Faubert, J., & Bertone, A. (2017). The cognitive benefits of NeuroTracker training across neurodevelopmental disorders: Who benefits from training attention with multiple object-tracking?. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 1307-1307.