March 5, 2017
What is NeuroTrainer Cognitive Training?
NeuroTrainer is the brain child of Dr. Jeffrey Nyquist. Dr. Nyquist is a cognitive neuroscientist trained at Vanderbilt University. By use of techniques used to study the visual system, attention system and reward centers in the brain, Dr. Nyquist created a training program that he calls gamified neuroscience. We specialize in helping individuals achieve personal goals whether it is freedom from pain or increased performance on the field. We help people who suffer from chronic and hard-to-solve problems that include concussions and other brain injuries, anxiety-based conditions, insomnia, migraines, ADD, addiction, and more.
So what does all of this mean? It means that we have scientifically proven methods that help people with powerful cognitive training. As an employee at the Marquette NeuroTrainer Center I have the distinct advantage and unique experience of being able to use all of the tools we have available. Yes, I have tried them all, from athletic brain training and neurostimulation to guided meditation. I do recognize improvements in my ability to notice more of the world around me. I attribute this to the use of the NeuroTrainer software. For an athlete, a quarter second faster reaction time can mean the difference between success and failure. i am not an athlete so for me it can be recognizing a deer moving in the brush at the side of the road before it becomes a problem (I do live in Upper Michigan where this is a regular threat). I have also had other experiences that point to improved awareness and reactions, including a friends toddler making a misjudgment on the stairs or a glass bottle about to fall off of a table. More than just observe, I was able to catch both the toddler and the glass before the accident occurred. My close friends have noticed these small examples and others as a change in my normal daily activities. I ask myself, “could I have caught the child or bottle before I started this? Would I have seen the deer?” I don’t know, but I do know that when my friends tease me about my “cognitive training” I don’t take offense. I simply smile and enjoy the fact that those simple moments, however small, have positively impacted myself and those around me.
Rob Shirlin – Marquette Center Manager