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Boosting children’s cognitive control does not result in behavioral or neural changes

Cognitive control is crucial for present and future success and therefore is a frequent target of interventions. This study showed that training cognitive control in a large sample of 6–13-year-old children did not lead to any behavioral or neural changes, either immediately or 1 year after training.

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Fig. 1: No effects of cognitive control training on chidren’s behaviour and brains.


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This is a summary of: Ganesan, K. et al. Cognitive control training with domain-general response inhibition does not change children’s brains or behavior. Nat. Neurosci. (2024).

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Boosting children’s cognitive control does not result in behavioral or neural changes. Nat Neurosci 27, 1217–1218 (2024).

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