Training and transfer in aging–is pathway overlap really necessary?

Daniela Aisenberg, Zahira Ziva Cohen, Omer Linkovski

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Abstract

Voelker et al. (this issue) discuss how training improves task speed. They suggest two constraints when exploring how training changes cognition through transfer: (1) a link between improved connectivity and response speed and (2) the transfer task should use pathways altered by training. Looking at the literature on aging, we believe the latter constraint should be reconsidered. We discuss evidence from developmental aging, questioning whether the transfer task necessarily requires using training task pathways. Additionally, we expand the discussion of state training to research on aging—specifically, the link between resting state network activity, mindfulness training, and executive functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalCognitive Neuroscience
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Aging
  • executive-functions
  • mindfulness
  • resting state network (RSN)
  • training

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