Effects of Cognitive Training on Executive Function and Cognition

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Behavioral Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 215

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Nephrology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: physical exercise; cognitive training; chronic diseases; prevention

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Human Physiology and Sports Physiotherapy Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Interests: mental and physical fatigue; sports; environmental stressors; placebo effect
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The number of older adults is increasing worldwide, introducing more cognitive decline. In addition, 50 million people suffer from dementia, and experts predict that this number will increase to 152 million by 2050. Since pharmacological interventions predominantly fail to prevent or reverse this tendency, non-pharmacological approaches seem desirable to prevent cognitive decline and, consequently, dementia. Physical interventions have been widely employed and have certainly shown merit in the prevention, or at least the slowing, of cognitive decline. Additionally, cognitive training, or its combination with physical interventions, has been suggested as a possible strategy to improve brain health and cognitive functional capacity in different populations. These strategies, however, require more attention in order to be able to show their efficacy and feasibility.

This Special Issue aims to explore the effects of cognitive training and its combination with other interventions on executive functioning and cognition. By delving into these aspects, we aim to uncover novel insights into strategies that may postpone the onset of dementia and enhance overall brain health. As we navigate the evolving landscape of cognitive interventions, we seek to contribute to the growing body of knowledge, shedding light on potential avenues for preserving cognitive well-being in an aging global population.

The current Special Issue aims to address the following:

  • The effects of cognitive training on executive functioning and cognition.
  • The effects of combined physical and cognitive training on executive functioning and cognition.
  • The effects of cognitive training in combination with other interventions on cognitive domains.

Dr. Špela Bogataj
Prof. Dr. Bart Roelands
Guest Editors

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  • cognitive decline
  • executive functions
  • intervention
  • cognitive training
  • physical exercise
  • brain training
  • brain endurance training
  • mental fatigue

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