Brain games and cognitive training programs -- both inside and outside of the classroom -- have become exceeding popular over the past decade.
But do they actually work? Do they really help students boost their capacities to learn and perform? Or are they just glorified puzzles masquerading as brain enhancers?
In my newest 'From Theory to Practice' video, I examine an interesting piece of research that helps us better understand what we should truly expect to gain when we engage with popular brain training programs.
Near and Far Transfer in Cognitive Training: A Second-Order Meta-Analysis (Giovanni Sala et al, 2019)
Here are some of the questions I tackle in this installment: