Decades of studies and research have proved that puzzles are one of the most effective ways to improve one’s cognitive skills. Our research-based therapy shows that our apps can help children develop the mental skills they need and improve their overall development regardless of their age or ASD severity.
Below you can find some of our research in the field.
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- Development of the Mental Synthesis Evaluation Checklist (MSEC): A parent-report tool for mental synthesis ability assessment in children with language delay
– May 2018
- Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) Norms: A “Growth Chart” for ATEC Score Changes as a Function of Age
– February 2018
- Comparison of Performance on Verbal and Nonverbal Multiple-Cue Responding Tasks in Children with ASD
– Nov 2017
- Children with Autism Appear to Benefit from Parent-Administered Computerized Cognitive and Language Exercises Independent of the Child’s Age or Autism Severity
– Nov 2017
- Linguistically-deprived children: Meta-analysis of published research underlines the importance of early syntactic language use for normal brain development
– Aug 2017
- Tablet-Based Cognitive Exercises as an Early Parent-Administered Intervention Tool for Toddlers with Autism – Evidence from a Field Study
– Apr 2017
- Neurobiological mechanisms for nonverbal IQ tests: implications for instruction of nonverbal children with autism
– Apr 2017
- Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism (MITA) – An Early Intervention Computerized Brain Training Program for Children with ASD
– Oct 2015
- Linguistically deprived children: meta-analysis of published research indicates mental synthesis disability – implications for novel intervention strategies for children with language delay, Society for Neuroscience
The driving force behind ImagiRation puzzles is the Mental Synthesis theory, developed by the company’s co-founder Andrey Vyshedskiy. If you’re interested in reading more about this theory and Dr.Vyshedskiy’s research, please download a free electronic version of “On The Origin Of The Human Mind” (2nd edition).
INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
- In 4-year-old children computerized training with puzzles that gradually increased in difficulty significantly improved their fluid intelligence compared to a control group trained on puzzles that did not increase in difficulty over time. Reference: Bergman Nutley, Sissela, et al. “Gains in fluid intelligence after training non‐verbal reasoning in 4‐year‐old children: a controlled, randomized study.”– Developmental science 14.3 (2011): 591-601.
- In children aged 7 to 9, reasoning training with puzzles similar to ImagiRation puzzles increased “performance IQ by an average of 10 points, with four of the 17 children showing gains of over 20 points.” Reference: Mackey, Allyson P., et al. “Differential effects of reasoning and speed training in children.”– Developmental Science 14.3 (2011): 582-590.
- There is also significant evidence of long-term benefits of cognitive training. Reference: Jaeggi, Susanne M., et al. “Short-and long-term benefits of cognitive training.”– Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108.25 (2011): 10081-10086.