The term brain training is nothing new, however how effective is the 'N-back' method, does this work scientifically speaking?

There are mixed reviews on this: one claiming it works https://www.highiqpro.com/dual-n-back/latest-n-back-training-studies

Another it doesn't https://www.cambridgebrainsciences.com/more/articles/brain-training-still-not-vital


marked as duplicate by Jeromy Anglim Jun 13 at 0:55

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  • $\begingroup$ Hint: is either of these trying to sell you something? $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Jun 12 at 20:42
  • $\begingroup$ See also the general question on whether brain training is effective $\endgroup$ – Jeromy Anglim Jun 13 at 0:55
  • $\begingroup$ @BryanKrause Hi, no not in particular, Im referring to the N back test developed by William Kirchner $\endgroup$ – user20629 Jun 14 at 3:27
  • $\begingroup$ @JeromyAnglim Thanks for the link, the answer was explored in-depth. Much appreciated. My understanding is that N-back may increase fluid intelligence and relational frame may increase general IQ, correct? $\endgroup$ – user20629 Jun 14 at 3:37