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Working-Memory Training Report – Will – Session

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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.

This post was submitted by Will.