In 2008, psychologist Susanne Jaeggi conducted a ground-breaking research study; contrary to the long-held belief that one’s intelligence was fixed, Jaeggi’s research showed evidence that working memory training actually improved participants’ fluid intelligence (the ability to adapt to new situations and solve novel problems rather than accumulating knowledge).
Last night, Channel 10’s The Project featured a segment on Alzheimer’s Disease. Part of the story highlighted a three pronged approach for preventing Alzheimer’s:
“I had some idea, but the results knocked me. I didn’t realise they would be that low”. If your child is performing below expectations for their year level in reading, or even below the national minimum standard, it can be difficult to know how to help them improve. We answer some frequently asked questions about […]
Put on your socks, wash your hands, get your bag and I’ll meet you outside.” Working memory is so important for a variety of situations that a child faces. Did you know that improving working memory can improve fluid intelligence and the levels of brain chemicals important for learning?
The summer holidays offer a well-deserved break after a long, hard academic year. It’s a time to relax and enjoy family life. However, during this time, many children rarely read a book, write a story or practice their times tables. On returning to school, it is often found that children’s learning levels have taken a […]
Dopamine is a major neurotransmitter or “brain chemical” which is an essential part of the brain’s reward system and has a big effect on the way the brain functions. A recent study shows that working memory training increases the brain’s capacity to absorb dopamine.