Showing posts with label brain training. Show all posts
Showing posts with label brain training. Show all posts

Sunday, September 21, 2014

ADHD: And even MORE evidence suggestive of a brain network connectivity disorder

And more evidence for ADHD as being related to poor brain network connectivity. (click here for more posts) Click on images to enlarge.






And, again, this extant research is consistent with the three-level hypothesized explanation of the impact of certain brain training programs on controlled attention (click here for special white paper as well as on-line PPT modules and keynote video presentation of this model).




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Sunday, September 14, 2014

The external/internal-directed cognition (EDC/IDC) framework

I just skimmed the article below. I like the way it uses the terms external/internal-directed (ECD/ICD) cognition framework to discuss the differences and relations between the activities of the default brain network and the executive control networks (click here for excellent article explaining these two networks)

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I resonate to this EDC/IDC framework as it is relevant to my white paper on improving attentional control (via IM training--although the paper, IMHO, is more about how different brain training programs may work). That hypothesized model is in the figure above, and can be found at the MindHub.



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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Working memory training (n-back task) improves fluid intelligence (Gf) 3-4 IQ points

Interesting meta-analysis suggestingthat working memory training, via the n-back task, over a relatively short period of time, can improve fluid intelligence/reasoning (Gf). Conservative estimate of 3-4 Gf IQ points improvement. Click on images to enlarge.









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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What is Interactive Metronome video: Brief appearance by blogmaster

Interactive Metronome has a new intro video ("What is Interactive Metronome") re: the neuro-timing intervention. The blogmaster makes a brief appearance (at approx. 45 seconds) discussing neural efficiency. Enjoy. It will make my mom proud :)

See my conflict of interest statement regarding my paid consulting role with IM.

 

 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Does working memory training work? For whom..and why or why not?

"Under which circumstances, and for which person, can WM be improved and why?"

The above title is a quote from a new article by van Basian and Oberauer (2013) that provides a balanced treatment of issues that should be examined when evaluating the wave of working memory training articles that are being published at a steady stream. They reviewed over 40 different working memory intervention studies. I particularly like the visual model of possible factors/mechanisms that should be considered.

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