The BrainTrain project is one of the Research Centres of Excellence (2015-2018) at the Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. The project studies working memory training, its cognitive and neural mechanisms, and the mental architecture of executive functions. A related research topic is executive functioning in bilingualism. The research group is funded by Abo Akademi University Endowment, and Academy of Finland. For a subproject on children, we also obtained financial support from the C.G. Sundell Foundation.


The first meta-analysis of fMRI studies on working memory training

Our fMRI meta-analysis entitled “Working memory training mostly engages general-purpose large-scale networks for learning” just came out in Neuroscience and...

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Otto Waris from the BrainTrain group will defend his PhD thesis on June 4, 2018

Doctoral disputation in psychology at Åbo Akademi on working memory and its training

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Photos from the Fourth Learning and Plasticity Meeting at Äkäslompolo, Finland

Here is a link to some photos from this year’s successful LaP meeting that had ageing as its special theme:...

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