Working-Memory Training Report – Scott – Session 12

Session number: 12

Average n-back: 5.50

Duration (min.): 30


I just can’t get past it. The most frustrating thing is that I feel like i’m much better at 5 and six when i’m concentrating. I had 2 perfect rounds at 5 today and i few really good ones at 6 where i knew that i’d done well, i was in control the whole time. but i can’t maintain my concentration for some reason. i just keep losing it. i even went back down to 4 again!!

I’ll probably miss a day or two over easter, so I’m hoping that after a little break i might be able to move on from this block that I’m on.


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2 Responses to “Working-Memory Training Report – Scott – Session 12”

  1. martin says:

    Hi Scott.

    I’ve tried a couple of things that seem to have helped with these focus drops when I practice them for a while.

    1. Pausing and really paying attention to the loss of focus when it happens, acknowledging it objectively, making sure that I’m aware of myself in the current moment. Then reminding myself that I can reassert focus.

    2. Meditation. Meditation is all about gaining and regaining focus. Close the eyes and focus on the breath, bringing the mind back when it wanders. Doing some mindful relaxation.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Shaun says:


    Bummer to hear about the sticking point at 5.50. When I get into those sticking points, I feel frustrated about it for about five sessions or ten sessions. Being stuck at 5.50 for me would be Dukkha!


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