Working-Memory Training Report – Will – Session

Session number: ?

Average n-back: 7.95

Duration (min.): 25

Reached a new high, 7.95 which was then followed up by a 2nd highest score ever at 7.65. Previous best was at 7.55

I am mildly disappointed to fall short of 8 by such a small margin, but quite happy to continue to improve on BF pro even after many sessions. Evidence that it is possible to raise N levels after a long on and off training period which in my case is now over 1 year.

I am not sure what to attribute this gain to, except that I have started something called super brain yoga about a week back. This is an ancient Eastern technique that has now been marketed to Westerners. I would advise not spending a dime on the book though, given that the exercise is easy to do and a how to can be found online. I do not swear by this or any brain improvement technique but I do try many of them out.

Quick caveat:

Correlation is not causation.

There really are a myriad of other things that may have caused a boost in my N back other than this yoga for the brain — which used to be, and I think still is, a punishment for misbehaving school kids in India.

I would add too that I cannot say that this improvement in dual n back is at all meaningful in any context, other than a gain in N. Still, a gain in N it is.

Brain Fitness Pro working-memory training report.

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2 Responses to “Working-Memory Training Report – Will – Session”

  1. martin says:

    Well done, Will!

    And thanks for the (qualified) tip on super brain yoga – I may make that my next intervention.


  2. Will says:

    Thanks Martin. I think I can reach 8+… but where you are at 9+ seems a bit beyond my ken.

    I forgot to mention that in the last month I have also started to take creatine (which I have never taken before).

    I decided to take it based on a double blind placebo study that was done back in 2003 (I think a University in Australia) that showed impressive results on vegetarians. The same qualified remarks apply to that as well. The creatine is used primarily for body builders, and I am working out at the gym so it’s worth it for both body and brain. But the same qualified words apply to that as well. yet something seems to be doing something.

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