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Navy wants to grow sailors' brains with iPhone app
Friday - 11/12/2010, 3:06pm EST
A brain fitness training program would sharpen sailors' cognitive skills and improve working memory attention, language processing and decision-making.
Adult brain cells expand and contract in response to stimuli, a process known as neuroplasticity, and the Navy wants to actually see brain tissue growth.
"Growth" in this context actually means a faster brain, where synapses fire electrical impulses more rapidly in response to stimuli.
For such a tool to work requires a "ultramobile platform" like an iPhone or a netbook, Wired reports.
This brain growth could help troops recover from traumatic brain injury and make more alert active soldiers.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.