Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: April 19, 2019
A new study has just been published, showing the effect that training for twelve hours on BrainHQ has on power line workers. After four years, results found that 62.5% of those training with BrainHQ were error free, compared to 15.8% of the control group. This significant reduction in errors is not only great news for power line workers, as many high-risk professionals can benefit from training on BrainHQ - even police officers.
What excellent motivation to start your brain workout today.
The brain orchestra
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
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