Pattern of near transfer effects following working memory training with a dual n-back task

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Anna Soveri, Eric P. A. Karlsson, Otto Waris, Petra Grönholm-Nyman, Matti Laine
Publisher: Hogrefe
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Experimental Psychology
Volume number: 64
Issue number: 4
Start page: 240
End page: 252


In a randomized controlled trial, we investigated the pattern of near
transfer effects of working memory (WM) training with an adaptive
auditory-visuospatial dual n-back training task in healthy young adults.
The results revealed significant task-specific transfer to an untrained
single n-back task, and more general near transfer to a WM updating
composite score plus a nearly significant effect on a composite score
measuring interference control in WM. No transfer effects were seen on
Active or Passive WM composites. The results are discussed in the light
of cognitive versus strategy-related overlap between training and
transfer tasks.


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