May 26, 2018
Free open-source version of the Dual N-Back mental exercise
What if a simple mental exercise could improve your memory and intelligence?
A recent study published in PNAS, an important scientific journal, shows that a particular memory task called Dual N-Back actually improves working memory short term memory and fluid intelligence. This finding is important because fluid intelligence was previously thought to be unchangeable. The game involves remembering a sequence of spoken letters and a sequence of positions of a square at the same time.
In addition to its ability to closely replicate the conditions of the original study by Jaeggi et al. 2008, Brain Workshop includes optional extended game modes such as Triple N-Back and Arithmetic N-Back. It also includes features such as statistics tracking, graphs and easy configurability.