IQ Mindware apps require that we learn and absorb new skills with the goal of becoming more intelligent, effective, creative and productive. Learning a skill like how to reason logically, or make decisions rationally, is not enough – you have to develop awareness about when to apply these skills, and possibly when to override a more automatic, but less intelligent response that is your ‘default – what you may do on automatic pilot. . Meta-Awareness This requires something called ‘meta-awareness’ – an ability
Not following through with your intentions or commitments is one of the major obstacles for effective brain training. For as long as training programs have been around to improve health or performance, we have been delaying, avoiding, and procrastinating with our training schedules. This article looks at some of the science behind what the ancient Greek philosophers called Akrasia – the failure of will and self-control where we act against our better judgement
Completing 20 sessions of dual n-back training requires a serious commitment. To optimize your training requires adopting certain key strategies.
What is working memory? Working memory is a short-term memory and attention focus system – your ‘mental workspace’. It can be defined as a brain system that keeps information in mind temporarily while using it to think something through, make a decision, pursue a goal or comprehend something. It involves a pre-frontal – parietal brain circuit called the cognitive control network. Working memory is necessary for staying focused on a task, blocking out distractions, keeping you updated and aware of what is going on
This article reviews 3 evidence-based methodologies for how to increase IQ: brain training apps, nootropics and tDCS.
Another study has just come out in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that cognitive health benefits of a regular run.