What exactly is brain training?

You already train your brain on a daily basis and in multiple ways.  While reading this page, for example, you practice staying focused on the text, ignoring the background noises, extracting the main point, and memorizing facts.

But reaching long-term goals is a complex and demanding mental activity, that requires a significant amount of self-control, insight, and resilience.

Brain training is a set of interventions designed to improve a person’s ability to plan, initiate, and monitor goal-directed actions.  Through a combination of learning, practice, implementation, and self-observation, brain training can improve performance across a variety of important life domains (e.g., professional, academic, self-improvement, etc.)

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Brain training involves:

·      Structure

Developing and using a reliable structure helps to optimize performance and productivity and is an essential ingredient of success

·      Exercises

Practicing tasks that require the use of different cognitive functions (e.g., attention, memory, verbal skills, reasoning ability, and so on) can elevate performance in real situations. 

·      Strategies

Learning strategies to overcome cognitive and emotional blocks could lead to improved self-management of goal-related activities


Who can benefit from brain training?

Everyone could.

The goal of brain training is to improve your ability to initiate and complete goal-directed actions.

Brain training allows you to observe your brain in action, to spot and strengthen weaknesses in your performance, and to improve your strategic thinking.

Brain training provides you with tools and strategies that can help you:

  • Sustain high levels of motivation and low levels of stress

  • Become a fast, creative and strategic thinker

  • Form strong and supportive relationships

  • Make consistent progress toward your goals