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Training the Emotional Brain (APSSC Award Winner)

In case you missed it, the cameras were rolling at the APS 23rd Annual Convention in Washington, DC. WatchSusanne Schweizerfrom Medical Research Council, United Kingdom present her research on “Training the Emotional Brain: Transferable Effects and Neural Substrates of Affective Brain Training.”

Susanne Schweizer
Medical Research Council, United Kingdom

Jessica Grahn
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Adam Hampshire
University of Western Ontario, Canada

Dean Mobbs
Medical Research Council, United Kingdom

Tim Dalgleish
Medical Research Council, United Kingdom

Our experiments show that brain-training (dual n-back task) leads to significant gains in training performance and untrained measures of working memory, fluid intelligence, and attentional control of emotion. Training gains are associated with increased cingulate and decreased inferior parietal cortex activation. Brain-training could be applied to educational and clinical settings.

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