- It must engage and exercise a core brain-based capacity or neural circuit identified to be relevant to real-life outcomes (Yes, please be relevant to my life)
- It must target a performance bottleneck (Somehow everything above my neck seems to be a bottleneck)
- A minimum “dose” of 15 hours total per targeted brain function, performed over 8 weeks or less, is necessary for real improvement. (Ok, let me see that’s about two hours a week. If I divide 120 minutes by seven days a week … wait, who am I kidding!? I won’t do this every day. Ok, maybe five days a week, that makes it almost a half hour a day – almost doable.)
- Training must adapt to performance, require effortful attention, and increase in difficulty. (Ok, I buy that)
- Continued practice is required for continued benefits (Just like dieting)
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Does Brain Training Work?
That’s the headline of an article posted on sharpbrains.com - http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2013/05/22/does-brain-training-work-yes-if-it-meets-these-5-conditions/
My first thought that, if it doesn’t, I’m sure wasting a lot of $ on Lumosity.
My second thought was “Ok, I guess I better read a bit more.”The article goes on to list five “conditions” for actually working. Those conditions are:
All you brainiacs can read the full article @ http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2013/05/22/does-brain-training-work-yes-if-it-meets-these-5-conditions/
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