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Cognitive and Working Memory Training: Perspectives from Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Development

Jared M. Novick, Michael F. Bunting, Michael R. Dougherty, and Randall W. Engle


We have assembled an interdisciplinary group of distinguished authors—all experts in the field—who have been testing the efficacy of cognitive and working-memory training using a combination of behavioral, neuroimaging, meta-analytic, and computational modelling methods. This edited volume is a defining resource on the practicality, utility, and validity of the field of cognitive training research in general, and working memory training in particular. Importantly, one focus of the book is on the notion of transfer-namely, the extent to which cognitive training generalizes to learning and perfo ... More

Keywords: Cognitive training, intelligence, working memory, transfer, cognitive skills

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199974467
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199974467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jared M. Novick, editor
Associate Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland

Michael F. Bunting, editor
Research Scientist, University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security

Michael R. Dougherty, editor
Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland

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Section I Cognitive Perspective

1 Cognitive Perspectives of Working Memory Training

Kenny Hicks and Randall W. Engle

2 Working Memory Training From an Individual Differences Perspective

Erika Borella, Barbara Carretti, Cesare Cornoldi, and Rossana De Beni

3 Training Working Memory for 100 Days

Florian Schmiedek, Martin Lövdén, and Ulman Lindenberger

4 How Strong Is the Evidence for the Effectiveness of Working Memory Training?

Claudia C. von Bastian, Sabrina Guye, and Carla De Simoni

Section II Neurocognitive Perspective

5 Neuroscience Perspectives on Cognitive Training

Stefanie E. Kuchinsky and Henk J. Haarmann

6 Working Memory Training and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Jacky Au, Martin Buschkuehl, and Susanne M. Jaeggi

7 Cognitive Training

Kristine B. Walhovd, Anders M. Fjell, and Lars Nyberg

Section III Developmental Perspective

11 Music Training

Brooke M. Okada and L. Robert Slevc

12 The Effectiveness of Training in Task Switching

Jutta Kray and Sandra Dörrenbächer


Michael R. Dougherty and Randall W. Engle

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