Increased prefrontal and parietal activity after training of working memory

@article{Olesen2004IncreasedPA,
  title={Increased prefrontal and parietal activity after training of working memory},
  author={Pernille Olesen and Helena Westerberg and Torkel Klingberg},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={75-79}
}
Working memory capacity has traditionally been thought to be constant. Recent studies, however, suggest that working memory can be improved by training. In this study, we have investigated the changes in brain activity that are induced by working memory training. Two experiments were carried out in which healthy, adult human subjects practiced working memory tasks for 5 weeks. Brain activity was measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) before, during and after training. After… Expand

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