Does coordination training enhance mental processing speed?
Some of the first scientific analyses of an adaptive coordination training (Life-Kinetic) yielded promising results.
For instance, in a study by Matthias Grünke (2011), children with learning difficulties participated in 15 Life-Kinetic sessions (lasting 25min.). In comparison to an active control group the coordination-training group significantly improved their performance in an attention task and a task of fluid intelligence.
But also learning new dance steps might be appropriate to stimulate the grey cells (Kattenstroth et al. 2012.) – even in old age.
At the end of the episode, we will take a look at studies on the effects of aerobic exercise (jogging, walking, Nordic walking, etc.). Are training programs effective in reducing Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline?
intelligence training – brain – cognitive training – adaptive coordination training – Life Kinetik – Horst Lutz – Felix Neureuther – Dortmund – Matthias Grünke – n-back training – motor training – mental flexibility – improve balance – attention control – executive functions – children with learning problems – Life Kinetik vs.. typical sports games – d2-attention test – number connection test – fluid intelligence – processing speed – dancing – Kattenstroth – running – walking – Nordic Walking – aerobic exercise training – meta-analysis by Smith et al. (2010) – Erickson et al. (2011): Hippocampal growth due to aerobic endurance training