Category: Abilities

Walking has a positive influence on working memory in children

Here’s the abstract:1 We investigated how 9-year-olds and young adults performed a working memory task under different difficulty conditions while walking on a treadmill. Stride-length and stride-time variability tended to decrease with cognitive load in young adults, whereas children showed an increase in walking variability when…

Gamers score better on prediction tasks

Neuropsychologists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum 1 compared video gamers and non-gamers in probabilistic learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity in the brain areas that are relevant for learning. The research team studied 17 volunteers who…

What really is ADHD?

      Some of you might be familiar with the theory of Hunter vs Farmer as it makes a lot of sense. It also correlates well with the ideas of Dr Russell Barkley who defined it as “Nearsightedness in time” (see video below) Therefore the current trend…

Cognitive Training + Drug Therapy = Increased Learning

The study Recently there has been a small study1 (n=17) in which 2 groups of young adults underwent a cognitive training using three-dimensional multiple object tracking (3D-MOT) task (soon to be implemented by Train of Thought). One group received placebo and the second a cholinergic transmission enhancer…

Dual N-Back what can it do for me?

Dual N-Back is perhaps the most famous of all cognitive games. This is why we developed it first – below you’ll find links for different platforms. Online version “Results might indicate an improvement in central executive processing that could facilitate both WM and dual-task coordination.”1 1. Heinzel S,…