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(p. 3) Introduction
Author(s):

Amir Raz

, and Sheida Rabipour

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780198789673.003.0001
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date: 23 July 2019

This introductory chapter discusses the ability to improve cognitive performance through deliberate training. It compares brain training to physical training, looking at highly commercialized brain-training programs, including computer games, that target attention and working memory. It also discusses a variety of non-commercial methods, including neural imaging procedures, contemplative techniques, and lifestyle-related practices. It looks at who can benefit from brain training, including the elderly and those suffering from mental illness.

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