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- Overall, NeuroNation is a moderate pseudoscience website as their courses certainly are not harmful, but also not supported by scientific evidence.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: Germany 11/180
NeuroNation is a cognitive training website and app that was launched in 2011. It was created by coders Rojahn Ahmadi, Ilya Shabanov, and Jakob Futorjanski in a collaboration with psychologists of the Free University of Berlin and Technische Universität Dortmund.
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Funded by / Ownership
NeuroNation was funded by a bank loan, a grant from Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, and by 50,000 EUR raised on the crowdfunding site Seedmatch. The site is currently funded through a subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NeuroNation utilizes courses that they purport to increase memory and concentration. They further claim that the courses are being used successfully in Alzheimer’s prevention as well as for stress and burnout prevention in corporate health management. While brain games and training may increase performance through repetition, there isn’t any current scientific evidence to back the claims made by NeuroNation.
Overall, NeuroNation is a moderate pseudoscience website as their courses certainly are not harmful, but also not supported by scientific evidence. (D. Van Zandt 9/7/2018) Updated (5/30/2019)
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