A Short Executive Function Training Program Improves Preschoolers’ Working Memory

@inproceedings{Blakey2015ASE,
  title={A Short Executive Function Training Program Improves Preschoolers’ Working Memory},
  author={Emma Pascale Blakey and Daniel J. Carroll},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2015}
}
Cognitive training has been shown to improve executive functions (EFs) in middle childhood and adulthood. However, fewer studies have targeted the preschool years-a time when EFs undergo rapid development. The present study tested the effects of a short four session EF training program in 54 four-year-olds. The training group significantly improved their working memory from pre-training relative to an active control group. Notably, this effect extended to a task sharing few surface features… CONTINUE READING
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