Research Methods

Working Memory Brain Training Mechanisms

Neuroplasticity Mechanisms of Working Memory (WM) Training Transfer: How Brain Training Works Brain training neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to reorganize its structure, function and connections as a result of training.  General principles Transfer can occur if the criterion and transfer tasks depend on shared networks. Working memory, attention control and fluid reasoning depend on […]

fronto-parietal network

Notes on the brain’s functional networks using the graph-theoretic approach

Brain’s Functional Networks ➤Fronto-Parietal Network ➤Dorsal Attention Network ➤Salience Network ➤Cingulo-Opercular Network ➤Ventral Attention Network ➤Default Mode Network ➤Auditory Network ➤Visual Network ➤➤Somatosensory-Motor Network ➤Subcortical Network 3 additional networks, including… ➤Memory retrieval Network?~ ➤Post-retrieval monitoring Network? Brain Regions and Functions . . Fronto-Parietal Network Anterior dorso-lateral prefrontal cortex (aDLPFC) Intra-parietal sulcus IIPS) and inferior parietal lobule […]

Meta-Analyses of Brain Training for Over 50s: A Review

Scientific interest in brain training designed to maintain or improve cognitive functions in the aging brain has been rapidly increasing over the last decade. Numerous studies have shown that neuroplastic change in brain connectivity and function is considerable up to very old age (1, 2, 3, 4). In this review I will be reviewing the peer-reviewed literature […]

Research Ethics For Computerized Cognitive Training Interventions

Stanford Center for Longevity and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, in Berlin, released “A Consensus on the Brain-Training Industry From the Scientific Community,” (2013) a statement objecting “to the claim that brain games offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse cognitive decline.” 70 psychology, neuroscience, and gerontology professors in the […]