Transfer of training between working memory task and attentional task

Ting Guo, Yanna Ren, Xiaotong Zhu, Hong Chen, Satoshi Takahashi, Jinglong Wu

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Abstract

The present studies indicate that training effects in a certain domain may result in the acquired skills being transferred to other domains that require similar abilities. Cognitive training involves structured exercises that are prescribed and undertaken with the purpose of enhancing cognitive abilities, such as attention, memory, and problem solving. In contrast to symptomatic pharmacotherapy, non-pharmacological approaches may further improve patients' situations. Our aim was to summarize the empirical evidence for the rehabilitation of individuals with cognitive disorders by using training tasks to enhance specific cognitive functions to combat against cognitive degradation and transfer the benefits to other widely used domains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients through Progressive Detection, Treatment, and Care
PublisherIGI Global
Pages147-165
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781522509264
ISBN (Print)1522509259, 9781522509257
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Guo, T., Ren, Y., Zhu, X., Chen, H., Takahashi, S., & Wu, J. (2016). Transfer of training between working memory task and attentional task. In Improving the Quality of Life for Dementia Patients through Progressive Detection, Treatment, and Care (pp. 147-165). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0925-7.ch007