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The Five Golden Rules Of Brain Training

November 7, 2013 by  
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In life you encounter some rules that are Golden, rules that basically apply. Any time you discover them you should remember and never forget them. They will guide you throughout all your life. Golden Rules exist for use, to be followed, to show you how. No matter what your goal is or what challenge you face, the rule is there. Just find the Golden Rule that applies and abide by it.

Listed here are my 5 best Golden Rules to effective brain training.

Golden Rule # 1, Targeting. An effective training task must be carefully targeted to train brain functions that will lead to the maximum benefit for the user in daily life. Some exercises will lead to improvements on the specific tasks trained. Highly effective brain training will be characterized not just by improvements on the tasks themselves, but also on transfer of that improvement to performance of real world tasks. Remember, no training task will improve all aspects of cognition. Targeting the specific aspects of brain functions will lead to the maximum benefit for the user in daily life.

Golden Rule # 2, Adaptivity. The response to challenge is a central component of how the nervous system operates, and shaping the response properties of the system progressively and adaptively is a part of all effective learning processes Remember the fact that an effective brain training exercise should adaptively challenge the user, without discouraging him.

Golden Rule # 3, Novelty. Why this is very important is because in order for the brain to be exercised effectively, it must be confronted with novel tasks and challenges. Working in new ways that are not over-learned is critical for driving nervous system remodeling. The brain creates specialized circuitry for doing particular tasks. Tasks that have been performed many times in the past simply reactivate the existing circuitry. This form of stimulation may be helpful in keeping the brain active, but it will not drive fundamental improvements in the way information is processed.

Golden Rule # 4, Engagement. Engagement and reward are critical components of making brain games effective and encouraging people to do them. When the brain is in an engaged and rewarded state, it is much more open to learning and change. If you are rewarded for your hard work, for example by receiving praise from colleagues, friends, or family, you will be more likely to work hard in the future. This basic premise holds for both physical and mental exercise, as well.

Golden Rule # 5, Completeness. The brain is a highly complex, interacting, and integrated system. Training on a limited aspect of brain function, such as visual attention, auditory processing, or working memory, in isolation is unlikely to yield optimal results for real world function. Engaging in the tasks of daily living requires the proper functioning of all aspect of cognition.

If you follow these golden rules to effective brain training, you’ll find your life easier, your progress speedier as well as your successes more pronounced and frequent.

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Originally posted 2012-04-13 14:51:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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