Cognitive enhancement: a comparative review of computerized and athletic training programs

@article{Moreau2013CognitiveEA,
  title={Cognitive enhancement: a comparative review of computerized and athletic training programs},
  author={David Moreau and Andrew R. A. Conway},
  journal={International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={6},
  pages={155 - 183}
}
  • D. Moreau, A. Conway
  • Published 27 February 2013
  • Education, Psychology
  • International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Cognitive enhancement refers to any type of improvement in cognitive performance following targeted interventions. Cognitive training is a rapidly growing market with potential to further expand in the future. Several computerized software programs promoting cognitive enhancement have been developed in recent years, with controversial results and implications. Within the research field, advances have been made regarding our understanding of the benefits inherent to cognitive programs, mainly… 
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