Memorado has initiated the Global Cognition Initiative (GCI) with the aim to help advance the understanding of human cognitive abilities
Advancing the understanding of human cognitive abilities
is an open-source, collaborative research initiative. It connects Memorado's in-house scientists with scientists, researchers, practitioners and teachers around the world who are interested in the research on cognition.
from University of Hagen / Humboldt-University of Berlin and University of Wuerzburg are two of the scientists currently working with Memorado. We are research focused and looking for you to join us in building a strong research community.
have joined GCI to conduct scientific studies on cognition based in cooperation with Memorado. If you are interested too, feel free to get in touch.
Building on insights from the finest research
In this paper, Dr. Susanne Jaeggi and her colleagues present evidence that training your working memory improves fluid intelligence. This means that the improvements do not only occur in the specific task that is trained, but also transfer to other tasks. Before this study, it was commonly believed that intelligence could not be trained but was genetically given. Fluid intelligence is important for various cognitive tasks as well as for learning.
Title: Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory
Researchers: Susanne Jaeggi, Martin Buschkuehl, John Jonides, Walter Perring
University of Michigan: Cognitive Neuroimaging Labs
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PNAS2008105(19)6829-6833
This study conducted by the Max-Planck-Institute in cooperation with Humboldt-University in Berlin examined 101 young adults and 103 seniors as they took part in a daily brain training program for 100 days. The researchers discovered not only improvements in the individual exercises, the participants also showed progress in their general cognitive capability. This means the participants demonstrated improvements in tasks that were not related to the exercises they trained in the program.
Title: Keeping It Steady
Researchers: F. Schmiedek, M. Lövdén, U. Lindenberger
Published in: Psychological Science
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Memorado Science Team: email@example.com
Our Science Team has analyzed our users' training habits in order to determine when they prefer training during the day and at what time they perform best. This study also examines whether different types of tasks show different performance patterns. If you would like to get involved in the Memorado reseach program, or simply want to find out more, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum difference between 8 am and 8 pm is 2.3% (concentration) Two notable peaks are around 9 am and 4 pm.
There are a few aspects that can be examined in a further study. Do the popularity or game scores differ between the various age groups or between genders? Further studies should also examine at what time of day a user shows the most improvement and whether these improvements also occur with untrained tasks.