Things got off to a great start at the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society (ESCoNS) summit this morning. After a welcome by Sophia Vinogradov, MD, one of the conference organizers, four presentations focused on the current state of the neurogaming field. They also created some synthesis regarding what we know about brain learning and neuroplasticity.
These presentations highlighted the rapid pace of progress in neurogaming. A variety of scientific trials have demonstrated that there can be real rewards for children with attention/learning problems who use validated neurogames. At the same time, it is still unclear why neurogames work, for whom they work, and whether they translate into real-world gains. PsyberGuide is well-suited to help guide this research and development, as well as get it to the medical professionals and consumers who need it. With such a stimulating opening, ESCoNS is promising to be an exciting conference.