In the most recent news, has been released a new mental training that has proven its effectiveness and has surprised everyone by its way of increasing intelligence. This mental exercise maximizes the brain's ability to solve problems.
The scientists who developed it believe that it can be of great help in education for the simple reason that it paves the way for improving intellectual performance.
This new new method is based on the design of the computers to improve the memory of the work also, it managed to increase the fluid intelligence, or the general capacity of resolution of problems.
What surprised scientists and psychologists was the fact that in practice, the only way to increase fluid intelligence is through the direct practice of the tests themselves. This time, however, the work of the doctors Jaeggi and Buschkuhl and his colleagues changed this point of view.
His method of brain training increased the results of fluid intelligence, simply with training. The fluid intelligence has been described by Dr. Jaeggi as "the ability to reason and adapt in a flexible way to new situations".
Dr. Jaeggi and his colleagues gave 35 volunteers a series of training exercises designed to improve memory and 35 more to a control group. The participants saw a sequence of objects that appear one after another every 3 seconds.
The objective was to decide if the object had been seen in the same position somewhere in the sequence. At the same time, the participants repeated letters and their task was the same as that of the visual form, only this time in audio. This process is actually that of two independent modes that run simultaneously.
The tasks have been adapted so that when the participants performed well, the task became more difficult. If the participants were wrong, the task was easier. In effect, the task always corresponds to the processing capacity of the participants.
After the tests, the trained subjects showed a significant improvement: they went from solving the problems of more than 9 to 12.
Subsequently, the most qualified participants presented a significant and surprising improvement of 40%.
In education, transfer effects are essential for the system. The assumption is that what we learn in school, we will apply at some point in our future life.
In the investigation, the transfer was more pronounced in tests with children. This was the most exciting part of the investigation.
Jigsaw as training for the brain
In many newspapers today, there are many puzzles to train the brain. There are new generations, too, of video games and consoles like the Nintendo DS with the hope that they can keep their minds alert at an advanced age.
Many of these games, without doubt, help improve memory and speed in the solution of riddles like Sudoku. There are some, like the usual crosswords, that expand the vocabulary.
The elderly have benefited from some exercise programs to improve memory.
Brain training has opened the possibility in leaps and bounds to help fight some threats such as Alzheimer's and dementia.