The effect of visuospatial working memory training in elders: Development and application of a brain fitness software

Chung Wen Yeh, Rong Ju Cherng, Jenn-Yeu Chen

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    Abstract

    Population Aging has been a world trend and how to keep the quality of life in old age has also been a popular issue. As one of human's most essential and one of the most sensitive cognitive functions that would be affected by age, scientists or clinics have been trying to find out the solution of age-related decline of 'working memory' for a while. Through early studies, visuospatial working memory (VSWM) is more sensitive to age than verbal working memory (VWM), so the major purpose of this research is to figure out the effect of VSWM training in elders and try to develop a brain fitness software which is suitable for elders. In addition to VSWM tasks, executive function (EF) tests and VWM tests are also chosen to be criterion tests. The result shows that after 10 sessions of training, the training effect is not only found in VSWM performance but also in VWM performance. Statically, EF performance didn't show significantly improves. But the adjusted mean score show that the improvement of training group is still larger than control group. It supports that VSWM training could positive influence the whole cognitive functions of elders to a certain extent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICOT 2013 - 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies
    Pages270-273
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 12
    Event1st International Conference on Orange Technologies, ICOT 2013 - Tainan, Taiwan
    Duration: 2013 Mar 122013 Mar 16

    Other

    Other1st International Conference on Orange Technologies, ICOT 2013
    CountryTaiwan
    CityTainan
    Period13/3/1213/3/16

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    Keywords

    • aging
    • brain fitness
    • cognitive training
    • elder
    • executive function
    • verbal working memory
    • visuospatial working memory

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Yeh, C. W., Cherng, R. J., & Chen, J-Y. (2013). The effect of visuospatial working memory training in elders: Development and application of a brain fitness software. In ICOT 2013 - 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies (pp. 270-273). [6521210] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOT.2013.6521210

    The effect of visuospatial working memory training in elders : Development and application of a brain fitness software. / Yeh, Chung Wen; Cherng, Rong Ju; Chen, Jenn-Yeu.

    ICOT 2013 - 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies. 2013. p. 270-273 6521210.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Yeh, CW, Cherng, RJ & Chen, J-Y 2013, The effect of visuospatial working memory training in elders: Development and application of a brain fitness software. in ICOT 2013 - 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies., 6521210, pp. 270-273, 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies, ICOT 2013, Tainan, Taiwan, 13/3/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOT.2013.6521210
    Yeh CW, Cherng RJ, Chen J-Y. The effect of visuospatial working memory training in elders: Development and application of a brain fitness software. In ICOT 2013 - 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies. 2013. p. 270-273. 6521210 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOT.2013.6521210
    Yeh, Chung Wen ; Cherng, Rong Ju ; Chen, Jenn-Yeu. / The effect of visuospatial working memory training in elders : Development and application of a brain fitness software. ICOT 2013 - 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies. 2013. pp. 270-273
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