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About Us

The Brain & Learning was the first brain training centre to open in the Middle East in 2011. Our founder Pooneh Roney, a former maths teacher, often faced struggling students in her classroom. Curious as to why some individuals excel at certain tasks whilst others fail, she undertook a Masters degree from the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research in neuroplasticity and cognitive psychology led her to understand that it is our cognitive skills that predict academic and career success. Equipped with the knowledge that the brain can build new neural pathways and develop through systematic cognitive training, Ms. Roney introduced the BrainRx brain skills training program to Dubai.

Today, The Brain & Learning remains the most skilled and experienced center to offer brain training. By incorporating the latest neuroscientific research into our programs, we aim to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. We are a dedicated team of certified specialists trained to work with students and adults looking to improve their cognitive skills and maximize their potential. We offer research-based, personalised, and targeted brain training programs that improve academic, career, and everyday performance. Much like physical exercise, our intense mental exercises keep your mind active and sharp. A stronger brain means better attention, learning, remembering, reading, writing, planning, intelligence and confidence.


“Settling for low learning potential, or simply compensating for learning problems, is no longer necessary. With the continuing advancements in research and new available training, parents now have options that work.”

Dr. Ken Gibson

Founder, BrainRx®

Dr. Ken Gibson, has been shaped by his life experiences to bring the power of brain training and the passion of professionals and educators together into what has become leading cognitive skills training network in North America.

I struggled to read all through my school years. Back then, so little was known about the causes behind learning and reading struggles that I was essentially on my own. Today, I would be labeled dyslexic. Many of my other cognitive skills were strong. I could (and often did) study 5 minutes before spelling tests and score 100%, but then would misspell those same words later on my written assignments. I had an undiagnosed cognitive skill weakness that made it difficult for me to distinguish sounds and sound out words. These weaknesses made school far more difficult than it needed to be, but I compensated for my weaknesses, worked excessively hard, and persevered through to a professional graduate program.

When I began my professional career I learned that I wasn’t unique in my reading struggles. Thousands of others struggled to learn and read. That motivated me to co-create the cognitive skills programs that form the foundation of our brain training programs today. Each positive result fuelled our team’s motivation to help more children achieve or surpass the academic level of their peers. This passion burns in me as strong today as ever! The excitement I experience seeing our Brain Training programs impact lives every day continues to fuel that passion.

With the continuing advancements in research and new training available from our centers all across the country and the world, enduring the struggles that I endured as a child, accepting labels like dyslexic or ADHD, settling for low learning potential, or compensating for learning weaknesses is simply no longer necessary. Parents now have options that work.

I invite you to take a look at what The Brain & Learning offers. I am excited, and certain that we can help.


To your learning success,

Ken Gibson

Dr. Ken Gibson

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