Effect of Working Memory Training on Learning Ability of High School Students

Misato Oka, Junna Muta, Kiko Sato, Eiji Ikuta, Keiji Iramina

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

Abstract

In this study, we investigated whether working memory training affects on the improvement of basic skills in Mathematics and English among high school students. Forty-two high school students were divided into two groups, one with and one without working memory training. The training group received about 10 minutes of dual N-back task training per day for 10 days, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. To evaluate the effects of working memory training, three assessment tasks were used: mental arithmetic, writing English sentences, and backward digit reciting. The results showed that there was no significant difference in the effectiveness of training between the training and control groups. However, there was a little tendency of the effects of the training when it came to memorizing multiplication and reciting many numbers in reverse, which consume a large amount of working memory capacity.These results seemed to be thought to be due to the short training program period and short time of training in each session.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBMEiCON 2021 - 13th Biomedical Engineering International Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665426275
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event13th Biomedical Engineering International Conference, BMEiCON 2021 - Virtual, Online, Thailand
Duration: Nov 19 2021Nov 21 2021

Publication series

NameBMEiCON 2021 - 13th Biomedical Engineering International Conference

Conference

Conference13th Biomedical Engineering International Conference, BMEiCON 2021
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/19/2111/21/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Effect of Working Memory Training on Learning Ability of High School Students'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this