About this Book

Brain training, which is also known as cognitive training, is a memorandum of normal activities to retain or enhance one’s cognitive skills. Typically the term cognitive skills apply to flexible intelligence elements such as working memory function and professional memory. Cognitive training represents the idea that by exercising the brain, cognitive abilities can be retained or improved, similarly to how the exercise of the body enhances physical health.

Brain training can take place in several ways, such as physical fitness training, engaging in online games or performing cognitive assignments in conjunction with a training schedule, playing video games involving visuospatial thinking, and participating in distinct activities such as dance, music, and painting. Numerous surveys have shown that life-long facets of brain structure remain plastic to the core. Brain plasticity represents the brain’s aptitude to adapt and evolve as an environmental response.

Reports in cognitive training often decipher neuroanatomic ideologies like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to research how training influences the structure and function of the brain. There is a broad discourse within the scientific clan about the feasibility of brain training systems and controversy as regards the ethics of applying brain training technologies to prospective undefended topics.

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