2013, Number 1
Effects from a working-memory and sustainedattention training on the executive functions of children aged from 8 to 14 years
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ABSTRACTThis study was performed in order to assess whether a computerized training on tasks requiring working memory (WM) and sustained attention (SA) affects other executive functions and whether this depends on the schooling. In this study participated 80 children with learning problems and attention deficits, aged 8 to 14 yrs old; they were divided by schooling (primary and secondary) and these in turn were divided by allocating them to either training in WM and SA or a waiting period. The executive functions were evaluated before and after the intervention. The results indicate an improvement in several executive functions and effects of schooling primarily in the experimental groups. It is concluded that computerized training in WM and SA affects the executive functions.
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