Reduce Impulsivity with Working Memory Training
Impulsivity: Actuated or swayed by an involuntary feeling or mental state.
Our working memory capacity plays a critical role in combatting impulsivity1
. When our working memory is compromised we tend toward impulsivity. Working memory training increases working memory capacity by promoting the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus. This new growth extends our attention span and increases our ability to exert will power, reducing our tendency to impulsivity.
"I have suffered from OCD over the course of my life and have tried various methods of treatment. Using your program has allowed me to function at my highest level in years."
- Michael: OCD sufferer and MindSparke customer
's Brain Fitness Pro IC (Impulse Control)
combines proven working memory training with a combination of brain entrainment audio and positive affirmation strengthening working memory
and reducing impulsivity without drugs or medication.
The Science: Working Memory And Impulsivity
Researchers in the Netherlands2
recently showed that working memory training
helped people reduce impulsivity and thereby reduce drinking
by about 30%. The scientists concluded that working memory training strengthened the subjects' control over subconscious and conscious impulses.
After just one month of working memory training the subjects in the Dutch study increased their will power and reduced their drinking from an average of about thirty-five to about twenty-five drinks weekly.
An substantial and increasing body of independent research now links spatial working memory and impulsivity or OCD (e.g., Neuropsychological Deficits in Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, U. Mel. 1998
). MindSparke trainees report that training with Brain Fitness Pro IC
helps to control OCD.
Impulsivity | Working Memory Exercises
Intensive working memory training
promotes adult hippocampal neurogenesis. In 2008, Scientists from the Universities of Michigan and Bern discovered that they could improve overall cognitive ability with intensive working memory training. The team demonstrated that just nineteen sessions of brain training using the "dual n-back" working memory protocol increased concentration and attention span by more than forty percent.
Working memory training
is a highly effective method by which to increase concentration and attention span and reduce drinking. MindSparke
focuses on working memory training