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.
In a study published last week (Oct 28, 2015) by Cohen and his colleagues in the journal Neuroimage, it has been shown that training on an implementation of HighIQPro’s ‘Stroop’ n-back game can can reduce the brain’s emotional reactivity by changing the brain’s wiring to make it less responsive to threatening information. The principle of this brain training game is interference control. What is interference control? When distracting information conflicts with the task requirements, as shown here there