A new model to trial preventative treatments for schizophrenia


Prof Sophia Vinogradov is conducting research that attempts to prevent the onset of full-blown Sz during the prodromal phase, using the BrainHQ suite of brain games.

I recall reading somewhere that she’s trained 17 prodromal people and none of these went on to develop Sz post-training.


I am put off by the cost of such brain games and the doubts,which are well publicised, over how helpful they are.

I had a paid account with Cognifit but cancelled it because the scores given vs how badly or well I’d done seemed rather erratic .

I have an account with Brain HQ , but not a paid one.


I’ve done the training in the past but I don’t train currently due to a lack of motivation. I agree that the training is a bit gruelling and not exactly fun.

A lot of the reason why the concept of brain games hasn’t become mainstream is because people find it a bit like going to the gym, i.e. most people give up after a few months because good intentions aren’t enough to cause long-term effort.

This is the kind of thing that puts me off.

Test my brain site re processing speed-Multiple%20memory%20types%20test%20my%20brain%20Mar%202019%20

Cognifit had me at around 570-580/800 for processing speed.

I have auditory processing problems from Aspergers or schizophrenia. The illness just makes things 10x worse. Those games are very helpful for improving my listening skills.

The games are easy and sometimesboring. They are also costly but I’m okay with that.

I rather go to college though. You challenge yourself more despite more stress. Instead of pushing yourself too hard like Idid, major in something easier that aligns with your interests and intelligence. The social factor is important. You also need to be in a healthy environment and take care of yourself.