New directions in brain training – Effectiveness, methodology, and application of cognitive interventions


Start Time:11 Oct 2012

End Time:13 Oct 2012

Where:Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

We are hosting a workshop that will feature a searies of presentations and discussions by leading scientists in the field of cognitive training research as well as a poster session for junior scientists.

The aim of our workshop is to: 

 • Establish the state of the art in the field of cognitive training research by reviewing and discussing latest findings from different cognitive domains (e.g., training of working memory, episodic memory, executive control, speed of processing, reasoning or complex natural tasks such as video games) and discussing new methodological approaches. 

• Integrating the developmental, differential and neuroscientific findings about training in different cognitive and training domains in order to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying training-induced cognitive and neural plasticity.

• Outline new approaches to determine to which extent cognitive training in a laboratory context can be transferred to activities of daily living, such as academic abilities, and whether cognitive training is an effective tool to compensate for cognitive deficits associated with neurocognitive disorders.

• Propose long-term best-practice guidelines (theoretical, conceptual and methodological) for research in the field of cognitive training

Deadline for the registration and the submission of abstracts is August 15, 2012.

Tilo Strobach, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany,
Torsten Schubert, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany,
Julia Karbach, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany.