Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Brain Workout

PostedDecember 3, 2004

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That's the idea behind a new mental drilling technique developed by Applied Cognitive Engineering.  Originally designed to train fighter pilots, the computer simulation has been re-engineered for basketball players.  It looks like a kid's video game, but company CEO Danny Dankner says the software custom tunes basketball thinking skills, gradually developing individual athlete brain reflexes in areas previously considered "unteachable"—like peripheral vision, anticipation, and court perception.  He says graphic printouts even show coaches which players have their "head in the game."  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.