Some examples of a computer based brain-training method designed to improve working memory, which as has been reported recently by a Swiss-American team, also increases scores in "fluid intelligence", or general problem-solving ability.
New findings show that multiple efforts designed to improve memory skills similarly improve fluid intelligence. (Credit: iStockphoto/Kiyoshi Takahase Segundo)
Many psychologists believe general intelligence can be separated into "fluid" and "crystalline" components. Fluid intelligence—considered one of the most important factors in learning—applies to all problems while crystallized intelligence consists of skills useful for specific tasks.
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Profile — Martin Buschkuehl : University of Michigan PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory -- Jaeggi et al., 10.1073/pnas.0801268105 -- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences