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Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 374–380 | Cite as

Minding the Aging Brain: Technology-Enabled Cognitive Training for Healthy Elders

  • Joshua R. SteinermanEmail author
Article

Abstract

Cognitive training refers to theory-driven behavioral intervention, ideally supported by a strong conceptual framework and specified neurocognitive mechanisms. Within this field, neurotechnology promises many advantages, and a growing literature establishes technology-enabled cognitive training as a promising modality to promote positive cognition in consumer, research, clinical, and public health settings. Methodologic challenges remain, and specific cognitive training recommendations for healthy elders must be tentative in the context of an emerging evidence base.

Keywords

Cognitive training Cognitive enhancement Cognitive enrichment Cognitive aging Enabling technology Neurotechnology Technology trials Brain Fitness Positive cognition Clinical trials Healthy aging Prevention Cognitive reserve Cognitive neuroscience Control processes Executive control Memory training Aging technology Behavioral interventions Aging 

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Disclosure

No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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