sumary2 psychology - Hyacinte 1 Failure of Working Memory Training to Enhance Cognition or Intelligence Pedeline Hyacinte General Psychology PSY2012 Dr

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Hyacinte 1Failure of Working Memory Training to Enhance Cognition or IntelligencePedeline HyacinteGeneral Psychology PSY2012Dr. Anne RakipMarch 12, 2008
Hyacinte 2Failure of Working Memory Training to Enhance Cognition or IntelligenceFluid intelligence is of great significance for successful operations in the current global world. Many researchers have argued that that fluid intelligence is developed during childhood and is irreversible after that. However, recently, some studies have come up with findings that suggest that fluid intelligence in adults can be enhanced by constant adaptive working memory (WM) training. A recent study carried out by Jaeggi et al. (2008) revealed findings that support the argument that cognitive training programs for adults enhance fluid intelligence. The study involved young adults, who were subjected to 19-day- task aimed at enhancing their WM capacity. After the task, the researchers concluded that the WM task translated to improved performance of fluid intelligence (Thompson et al., 2013). The study’sfindings were exciting because they suggested a possibility of enhancing adult fluid

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