Posts Tagged ‘prison’

Brain Training for Rehabilitation

Monday, January 25th, 2010

brain training prison Scottish Scotland nintendo-dsThis report (Nintendo for Scottish prisoners) has already raised eyebrows, but I think the fundamental concept of helping prisoners improve their core skills has merit.

It’s also intriguing to think what a more serious brain training program could do for someone who has impulse control problems. Working memory capacity has been shown to be crucial to impulse control. When we overload our working memory we resort to emotional decisions. Likewise, if we boost our working memory capacity we can maintain more self control.

I’d love to see Mind Sparke training evaluate in Scottish prisons…