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Effective Brain Training : Cognitive Elements Well-designed brain training apps target the the ‘atomic’cognitive functions and processes within our brain’s ‘central processor’ – sometimes called executive processes. These core functions are shown in the ‘cognitive elements’ model below. . IQ Mindware apps are designed to target different elements for different cognitive functions. Today we’ll be looking at targeting fluid intelligence (Gf). . ....

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In this article you will be given: An effective brain training exercise you can do any time- without a computer. Improved ability to work through complex problems, decisions or trains of thought in your own mind without losing track. A clear understanding of the nature of working memory and how it works in close association with your fluid intelligence (Gf) –...

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Over the past 10 years there has been a growing body of scientific evidence that a specific type of computerized cognitive training (CCT) has the potential to raise IQ significantly – namely working memory training.  Commercial CCT comes in many forms. Many brain training companies divide training between different types of cognitive processing such as speed, memory, attention, and so...

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  Summary A study published this month in the prestigious journal Intelligence has shown: Cognitive training combined with exercise results in gains in fluid intelligence (visuospatial reasoning) – a key measure of IQ. Fitness only training did not bolster fluid intelligence performance. Individuals varied in benefits to fluid intelligence from mindfulness training. The research team concluded:   “Because fluid intelligence...

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We know from an often skeptical press that many brain training apps do not work beyond practice effects specific to the games themselves. But it’s clear from the steady stream of peer-reviewed cognitive neuroscience research that some types of brain training are effective for increasing IQ and focus (ref).    So what works? What brain training has so-called far-transfer to general cognitive abilities (as opposed to ‘narrow transfer’ to highly similar...

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HighIQPro by Mark Ashton Smith, Ph.d - 1y ago

How can I keep this business afloat, given how poorly it’s been performing? How do I increase my standard of living, to feel like I’m in control of my life? How do I attain more professional influence and long-term impact? How do I strengthen my company’s competitive advantage? How do I ‘make a difference’ in my residential community to help...

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HighIQPro by Mark Ashton Smith, Ph.d - 1y ago

Mindware Architecture   What is ‘mindware’? The term ‘mindware‘ was first coined by Perkins in his book Outsmarting IQ: The Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence. Mindware refers to the rules, knowledge, and strategies that  aid decision making and problem solving. Mindware is a term for the knowledge you draw on to tackle target situations intelligently: your cognitive toolkit. There are three types...

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Decision-Making: Definition   Decision making can be defined as (ref):   the ability to choose between competing courses of action based on the relative subjective value of their probabilistic consequences   Learning: Definition   The capacity… to acquire or develop new, memories, knowledge or skills based on experience   Today’s Mindware: Emotion Imbued Choice (EIC) Model The tutorial for this...

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HighIQPro by Mark Ashton Smith, Ph.d - 1y ago

Here I explain how the gated dual n-back (gated DNB) innovation is a critical advance on classic dual n-back training. Warning: some of the material is quite technical. Simply read up to the ‘Summary’ section at the beginning, and then skip down to the last Exec Summary paragraph, for the basic take-home.  In my dual n-back post I reviewed the evidence for the IQ augmenting...

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HighIQPro by Mark Ashton Smith, Ph.d - 1y ago

Strategy: Definition & Examples   We will use the following definitions: Strategic action promotes strategic advantage, and/or implements strategic plans. Strategic plans are high level plans to achieve goals under conditions of uncertainty. Strategic vision is intuitive, creative thinking about high-value envisioned futures.   IQ Mindware Strategic Action Exercises: The OODA Loop   1. Mindfulness / Meta-Awareness Applying the OODA...

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