Challenging Our Minds - Cognitive Skills Enhancement System

... helping our children become better learners!

The Neuroscience Center and Dr. Bracy have played a major role in the research and development of computerized applications for examination, diagnostics and treatment dating back to 1981. Applications developed by Dr. Bracy have been used in over 3000 facilities around the world and tens of thousands of patients have benefited from this work.


Research, conducted at the Neuroscience Center was published in the scientific journal, Brain Injury, in 1997 (Chen, S.A, Thomas, J.D., Glueckauf, R.L. & Bracy, O.L. (1997). The article, The effectiveness of computer-assisted cognitive rehabilitation for persons with traumatic brain injury, Brain Injury, 11(3), 197-209),  showed that significant improvement can be produced through use of computerized therapy techniques for cognitive rehabilitation. The Cicerone et. al. (2000) research article, Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation: Recommendations for Clinical Practice, published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, cited Dr. Bracy's program and research as an example of effective rehabilitation therapy.


In 1999, Dr. Bracy and his staff published, The effects of cognitive rehabilitation therapy techniques for enhancing the cognitive/intellectual functioning of seventh and eighth grade children, in The International Journal of Cognitive Technology showing that computerized cognitive rehabilitation intervention techniques, similar to those used in the clinic, could also be used in school settings to improve the cognitive functioning of all children from special to gifted.


Other facilities and institutions have used Dr. Bracy's computerized applications in their research and interventions with the same success. (see our Research section for an annotated bibliography)


Resent clinical research and clinical trials that have utilized the Neuropsychonline or the Challenging Our Minds therapy systems, developed at the Neuroscience Center include:


Computer-Based Cognitive Remediation in Adolescents with Velocardiofacial Syndrome -- SUNY Upstate Medical University -- Dr. Wendy Kates, Principal Investigator ** now published as:

Mariano, M., Tang, K., Kurtz, M. & Kates, W. (2015). Cognitive remediation for adolescents with 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS): A preliminary study examining effectiveness, feasibility, and fidelity of a hybrid strategy, remote and computer- based intervention. Schizophrenia Research, 166(2015), 283-289.


Longitudinal Individualized Analysis of Computer-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis --

Baylor College of Medicine -- Dr. Francisco Perez -- Principal Investigator [See Research Poster]


Computer Assisted Cognitive Rehabiliation for Cognitive Impairment due to Multiple Sclerosis -- University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing -- Dr. Alexa Stuifbergen -- Principal Investigator ** now published as:

Stuifbergen, A., Becker, H., Perez, F., Morrison, J., Kullberg, V. and Todd, A. (2012) A Randomized controlled trial of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention for persons with multiple sclerosis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26 (10), 882-93.


Cognitive rehabilitation for commercial airline pilots affected by alcohol abuse -- Neuroscience Center of Indianapolis -- Dr. Odie Bracy & Dr. Randy Georgemiller -- Principal Investigators




Copyright 2014 Cognitive Enhancement Systems LLC