Cognitive Training

An Overview of Features and Applications

Second Edition

The area of cognitive training is a dynamically and fast-growing research area that is also increasingly incorporated into scientific education. At the same time, it is characterized by an ongoing debate, particularly regarding the generalizability of training-induced performance gains. The present chapter provides an introduction into this research field and illustrates the framework of the second edition of Cognitive Training: An Overview of Features and Applications. This book includes 5 sections and 27 chapters providing comprehensive overviews of state-of-the art research in cognitive training. They focus on basic concepts and methodologies in cognitive training research, cognitive plasticity in different age groups and domains as well as on training in applied domains. The book addresses students and researchers on all academic levels as well as in applied contexts by outlining empirical findings and methodological approaches of cognitive training research in different populations, age groups, and cognitive domains.