Brain Health Blog
Working memory training changes the brain
By Gregory Kellett, a cognitive neuroscience researcher at SFSU and science writer for Lumos Labs .
It seems that working memory training may work by physically altering the brain. Stockholm Brain Institute researchers put healthy people through working memory exercises for 35 minutes per day over a period of 5 weeks. Changes in dopamine receptor density were measured with positron emission tomography (PET) before and after the training.
Following working memory training, they found:
- An increase in the density of dopamine receptors.
- An improvement in working memory performance.
Time to try a little Brain Training....!