A talk with Dr. Sophia Vinogradov about cognitive training, an experimental therapy for schizophrenia.
What if healing some of the cognitive deficits inherent in schizophrenia could be achieved through mental exercises? Thanks to a property of the brain called neuroplasticity, schizophrenia patients working with Dr. Sophia Vinogradov, M.D., can improve their cognitive skills through a progressive series of computer-based game-like exercises. I participated in an One Mind-funded pilot study in Dr. Vinogradov’s lab which helped me improve my verbal fluency and social comfort.
Comments are now closed. Many thanks to everyone for their questions and comments, and thank you to Dr. Vinogradov for the great answers she was able to give. Ghsmindy, fantasia_felice, Gail, and Jackie, if you would like further information from Dr. Vinogradov, please call her lab at (415) 221-4810 x3077.
Here is Dr. Vinogradov’s first response to an anonymous Brain Waves visitor:
Thu, 04/26/2012 – 6:26pm – Sophia Vinogradov