Thursday, March 15, 2007

Attention Better with Practice

Grandma was right, attention gets better with practice...

Using a challenging task of working memory, researchers found that "...general task practice ha(d)the effect of modulating activations so that they become more similar to activations demonstrated by superior performers." Not only did working memory areas need to work less for a given level of performance (more efficient), inhibitory control seemed to get more stronger. So did we need fMRI to tell us this? Maybe...

Practice Strengthens Attention fMRI pdf

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