INSIGHT Enters Second Phase

INSIGHT, a multidisciplinary study to determine what kind of training best improves adaptive reasoning and fluid intelligence, has entered the second phase of the project with funding totaling $13.1 million from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

INSIGHT (“An integrative system for enhancing fluid intelligence (Gf) through human cognitive activity, fitness, high-definition transcranial direct-current brain stimulation, and nutritional intervention”) initially received $12.7 million in funding over 42 months from IARPA’s SHARP (Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-solving) program, whose goal is to develop evidence-based tools and methods that can improve the quality of human judgment and reasoning in complex, real world environments.

Phase I of the study, headed by Aron K. Barbey, full-time faculty member in Cognitive Neuroscience, and assistant professor in the Departments of Speech and Hearing Science, Internal Medicine, and Psychology, included more than 315 participants in an effort to establish a comprehensive and rigorous brain training protocol that incorporates the best available cognitive, physical fitness, neuroscience, and nutritional interventions for the enhancement of fluid intelligence.

For more information on the study and how to become involved, email or visit the web site.