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Is working memory training effective? A meta-analytic review

 

Article Summarized: Is working memory training effective? A meta-analytic review Journal: Developmental Psychology, May 21, 2012 Authors: Monica Melby-Lervåg & Charles Hulme Design: Meta-analysis (statistical technique for combining the findings from independent studies) Study Inclusion Criteria: 1. Use of a working memory intervention (including strategy training, simple & complex span training, single or dual n-back […]

Commentary: “Is Working Memory Training Effective? A Meta-Analytic Review”

 

In the Developmental Psychology article “Is working memory training effective? A meta-analytic review” (May 2012) authors Monica Melby-Lervåg and Charles Hulme discussed the results of a meta-analysis of working memory (WM) training studies, including children and adults with various clinical presentations. The broad study inclusion criteria required use of a working memory intervention, a pre-test/post-test […]

Cogmed In-Brief Response: Is working memory training effective? A meta-analytic review

 

Working memory (WM) training deserves thoughtful review and it is natural that the methods be challenged and scrutinized by skeptical researchers. Unfortunately, a discerning review of the current literature is a difficult undertaking and can lead to questionable analysis and flawed conclusions as found in Melby-Lervåg and Hulme (2012). This meta-analysis is marked by a […]