Based on 20+ years of science and research

Dr. Faubert, a Professor at the University of Montreal, is a pioneering researcher in the fields of perception, cognition and psychophysics and are continually advancing the science of human cognitive performance. The science behind NeuroTracker is continually evolving as new discoveries in athletics, military, learning, transferability and more are published.


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Enhancing Cognitive Function Using Perceptual Cognitive Training

This study used qEEG analysis to examine the effect of perceptual cognitive training on brain activity. Results demonstrated positive physiological changes on the brain.

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Perceptual-cognitive Training Improves Biological Motion Perception: Evidence For Transferability Of Training In Healthy Aging

This study demonstrated the effect of perceptual-cognitive tracking on healthy agers’ ability to perceive biological motion – the ability to interpret movement based on visual cues.

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Professional Athletes Have Extraordinary Skills For Rapidly Learning Complex And Neutral Dynamic Visual Scenes

This study demonstrates the differences between the visual learning capacity of professional athletes, amateurs and general university students.

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3D Multiple Object Tracking Training Task Improves Passing Decision-making Accuracy In Soccer Players

Romeas, T., Guldner, A., & Faubert, J. (2016) We assessed the transferability of a perceptual-cognitive 3D-MOT training from a laboratory setting to a soccer field, a sport in which the capacity to correctly read the dynamic visual scene is a prerequisite to performance.

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3D Multiple Object Tracking Boosts Working Memory Span: Implications For Cognitive Training In Military Populations

Vartanian, Oshin; Coady, Lori; Blackler, Kristen (2016)NeuroTracker is a relatively recent training device for improving dynamic attention in athletes by training 3D multiple-object tracking skills. We examined its effectiveness for improving working memory (WM) span in members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) by randomly assigning participants to the experimental (NeuroTracker), active control (adaptive dual n-back task), or passive control (no contact) conditions.

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Can Multiple Object Tracking Predict Laparoscopic Surgical Skills?

Harenberg, S., McCaffrey, R., Butz, M., Post, D., Howlett, J., Dorsch, K. D., & Lyster, K. (2016) A total of 29 second-year medical students were recruited for this study. The participants completed 3 rounds of a three-dimensional MOT and a simulated laparoscopic surgery task. Averages of the performance on the tasks were calculated. Descriptive variables (i.e., age, hours of sleep, caffeine, and video game use) were measured via questionnaires.

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Memory Training And Benefits For Quality Of Life In The Elderly

Mariana Medeiros Assed, Martha Kortas Hajjar Veiga de Carvalho, Cristiana Castanho de Almeida Rocca, Antonio de Pádua Serafim (2016)Memory training associated with neurotracker was performed by an 80-year-old man with memory complaints. A battery for measuring memory, quality of life and stress was initially applied and showed low scores.

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Perceptual-cognitive Training With The NeuroTracker 3D-mot To Improve Performance In Three Different Sports

Quevedo Junyent, lluïsa; Padrós Blázquez, Anna; Solé I. Fortó, Joan; Cardona Torradeflot, Genís (2015)28 athletes practicing different sports, where vertical jumping is a basic skill, were involved in this study. A force platform, operating at 500 Hz and temporally synchronised to a video camera which recorded the sagittal plane of the jumps on the platform at 210 Hz, were used.

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The Limitations Of Attentional Resources Across Developmental Groups: A Three-dimensional Multiple Object Tracking Study

Domenico Tullo; Jocelyn Faubert; Armando Bertone (2015)This study investigated the resource limits for dynamic visual attention across development using a three-dimensional multiple object-tracking (3D-MOT) task. Previous studies exploring such attentional limits were restricted by (i) the assessment of MOT in two dimensions, and (ii) categorical speed manipulations.

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Enhancing Cognitive Function Using Perceptual-cognitive Training

Parsons, B., Magill, T., Boucher, A., Zhang, M., Zogbo, K., Berube, S., Scheffer, O., Beauregard, M., & Faubert, J. (2014)Three-dimensional multiple object tracking (3D-MOT) is a perceptual-cognitive training system based on a 3D virtual environment. This is the first study to examine the effects of 3D-MOT training on attention, working memory, and visual information processing speed as well as using functional brain imaging on a normative population.

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Visual Tracking Speed Is Related To Basketball-specific Measures Of Performance In NBAa Players

Mangine, G. T., Hoffman, J. R., Wells, A. J., Gonzalez, A. M., Rogowski, J. P., Townsend, J. R., Jajtner, A. R., Beyer, K. S., Bohner, J. D., Pruna, G. J., Fragala, M. S., & Stout, J. R. (2014)The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between visual tracking speed (VTS) and reaction time (RT) on basketball-specific measures of performance. Twelve professional basketball players were tested before the 2012-13 season.

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Professional Athletes Have Extraordinary Skills For Rapidly Learning Complex And Neutral Dynamic Visual Scenes

Faubert, J. (2013)Evidence suggests that an athlete’s sports-related perceptual-cognitive expertise is a crucial element of top-level competitive sports. When directly assessing whether such experience-related abilities correspond to fundamental and non-specific cognitive laboratory measures such as processing speed and attention, studies have shown moderate effects leading to the conclusion that their special abilities are context-specific.

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Healthy Older Observers Show Equivalent Perceptual-cognitive Training Benefits To Young Adults For Multiple Object Tracking

Legault, I., Allard, R., & Faubert, J. (2013)The capacity to process complex dynamic scenes is of critical importance in real life. For instance, traveling through a crowd while avoiding collisions and maintaining orientation and good motor control requires fluent and continuous perceptual-cognitive processing. It is well documented that effects of healthy aging can influence perceptual-cognitive processes (Faubert, 2002) and that the efficiency of such processes can improve with training even for older adults (Richards et al., 2006).

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Perceptual-cognitive Training Improves Biological Motion Perception: Evidence For Transferability Of Training In Healthy Aging

Legault, I., & Faubert, J. (2012)It has been suggested that a specific dynamic scene perceptual-cognitive training procedure [the three-dimensional multiple object tracking speed task (3D-MOT)] helps observers manage socially relevant stimuli such as human body movements as seen in crowds or during sports activities. Here, we test this assertion by assessing whether training older observers on 3D-MOT can improve biological motion (BM) perception.

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Perceptual-Cognitive Training of Athletes

Faubert, J., & Sidebottom, L. (2012)One of the most formidable tasks for the brain of an athlete during game play is to perceive and integrate complex moving patterns while allocating attentional resources in different key areas of the dynamic scene. One must integrate the information over variable visual field areas (i.e., one cannot attend only to a small area).

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