Posts Tagged ‘concentration’

White Noise And Concentration

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Study Noise Sverker Sikstrom

Study Noise / Noisy Study

Yesterday I posted about Sverker Sikstrom and his new ideas on working memory storage. Professor Sikstrom also studies the effects of noise on concentration and learning. Interestingly, he has found that for some people a moderate amount of white noise can help them focus.

And this is not just an abstract point of interest. Professor Sikström and his colleague Göran Söderlund have set about developing software that can determine whether someone will find background noise helpful when concentrating, then delivers the necessary amount and type of noise to help them study.

Brain Training Report – Steve – Stage 3, Session 11

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Session number: stage 3 – 11

Average n-back: 2.57

Duration (estimate in minutes): 30

My training is going well. I definitely see improvements in my score and in my life! Simple things like: after years of not remembering my bank account number, it simply came to me with certainty when i needed it.

Q. Do you have anything to say about nutrition or dietary supplements that could help promote improved brain function?



Brain Fitness Pro working-memory training report

This post was submitted by Steve.

Brain Training Report – Ray – Session 19

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Session number: 19

Average n-back: 5.75

Duration (estimate in minutes): 30

I finished the 19 sessions. From a starting point of difficulty with n-3 I got to where I did reasonably well with n-6. I only have a few n-7.
After a little more than a week I tried another session to see if there was any loss of progress. I averaged 5.70 so not much difference.
As a base line I took the GIQtest online at the start and again at a week after finishing the course. I had a gain of 10 points. I actually did better in areas I did not think the training would affect. Maybe it is concentration improvement. I will continue on at 2 or 3 sessions per week and see if I can get past that n-6 mark.
Subjectively I have seen improvements in various activities. Filling out forms and remembering things like my passport number without looking back several times. My German lessons seem to go better. I retain the words better.
One of my main goals was to improve my chess playing through better memory. This will not be instant since the improvement is not by just memory but by what has been memorized, at least partly. But I have to say that my analysis of positions without moving the pieces has improved already and this is a help.

Brain Fitness Pro working-memory training report

This post was submitted by Ray Wagner.

Working-Memory Training Report – Min – Session 45

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Session number: 3

Average n-back: 3.5

Duration (min.): 30

Hi Everyone,

I have just completed my 45th day of brain fitness pro and I want to report some results. These results had nothing to do with the main reason I began the training. I began training to help with difficulties I was having with study. Whilst these are improving in all sorts of ways, which is GREAT, I am very excited about these other results which I hadn’t even factored in.

I have been suffering from insomnia for 12 years, and I have tried so many methods and treatments, which didn’t work…but now I am very pleased to report that about 3 weeks ago, I began to sleep, a proper night’s sleep, fragile at first easily disrupted but growing in strength each day!! That began about one month into the training.

The other thing is my concentration in meditation, and capacity to drop into very deep states and whilst being consciousness has improved enormously. I have been meditating every day for approximately 29 years. Sleep and meditation are both very important to me, and therefore create the basic context in my life, out of which everything else grows. Since brain fitness pro, everything is becoming more and more enhanced. Thank you SO much. To be continued……

Brain Fitness Pro working-memory training report.

This post was submitted by Min.