Brain-training To Improve Memory Boosts Fluid Intelligence

Monday, May 5, 2008 - 07:28 in Physics & Chemistry

Brain-training efforts designed to improve working memory can also boost scores in general problem-solving ability and improve fluid intelligence, according to new research. 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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