Conventional working memory training may not improve intelligence

Heleen A. Slagter*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A recent study by Redick and colleagues found no improvements in cognition or intelligence after working memory training using a randomized, placebo-controlled design. Here, I argue that, although conventional training protocols may be ineffective, positive effects might be obtained when future research takes into account factors known to promote more general learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-583
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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