Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Enhance your working intelligence with simple exercises...

Bakalar points to an interesting study by Jaeggi et al. showing that fluid intelligence (the kind of mental ability that allows us to solve new problems without having any relevant previous experience) can be enhanced by simple working memory training. It turns out that carefully structured training of the kind of memory that allows memorization of a telephone number just long enough to dial it enhances performance on standard tests of fluid intelligence. This suggests that fluid intelligence and working memory depend on the same brain circuitry.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Deric.

    Excellent blog. I find these subjects fascinating. So much so in this case that when I read about Jaeggi and Buschkuehl's study I decided right away to release commercial software using the same technique. The promise seemed just too powerful not to pursue.

    I can happily say that I have brought the software to market and that its results match the research reports.

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