Exercising your brain: a review of human brain plasticity and training-induced learning.

  title={Exercising your brain: a review of human brain plasticity and training-induced learning.},
  author={C. Shawn Green and Daphne Bavelier},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={23 4},
Human beings have an amazing capacity to learn new skills and adapt to new environments. However, several obstacles remain to be overcome in designing paradigms to broadly improve quality of life. Arguably, the most notable impediment to this goal is that learning tends to be quite specific to the trained regimen and does not transfer to even qualitatively similar tasks. This severely limits the potential benefits of learning to daily life. This review discusses training regimens that lead to… CONTINUE READING
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