COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - Studies continue to show that the right type of brain training can increase IQ and actually make people smarter. That's the word brain training leader LearningRx wants to spread this Brain Awareness Week, March 14 - 20.

"This ability for the brain to improve, at any age, remains one of the most important messages we need to spread during Brain Awareness Week," says LearningRx Vice President of Research and Development Tanya Mitchell. "People need to know they don't have to settle for the mental capacity they're born with. Strengthening cognitive skills leads to a smarter, faster, more efficient brain, a higher IQ, and all the benefits that tend to go along with it, like more confidence, a competitive edge in school or the job market and eventually, a higher-paying career."

A study of test results for more than 2,500 LearningRx students from 2009 shows LearningRx brain training brought significant improvement, with students gaining an average of 14.9 IQ points.

"A measurable IQ jump of that significance brings an amazing boost in intellectual ability," says LearningRx founder Dr. Ken Gibson. "It brings obvious improvement to the speed, ease and ability to perform mental tasks that can lead to vast improvements in everyday life."
All students in the study were tested before and after training with the gold standard of testing: the Woodcock Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities. LearningRx continues to invite researchers to study the company's results, testing, and brain training methodology.

For more information and insight on how brain training can raise IQ, contact Tanya Mitchell or visit

About LearningRx
LearningRx brain training specializes in treating the cause -- not the symptoms -- of learning struggles. The programs' game-like exercises and 1:1 trainer-to-student ratios provide guaranteed dramatic improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks. With more than 70 centers across the country, LearningRx brain training can help anyone -- from 5 to 85 -- increase the speed, power or function of their brain.