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

Anna Soveri, Eric P. A. Karlsson, Otto Waris, Petra Grönholm-Nyman, Matti Laine

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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.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)240–252
JournalExperimental Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • working memory

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