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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2014, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (2): 220-226.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00220

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The Plasticity of Executive Function of Children

ZHAO Xin;ZHOU Renlai   

  1. (1 School of Psychology, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China) (2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Applied Experimental Psychology, School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China) (3 Center for Collaboration and Innovation in Brain and Learning Sciences, Beijing 100875, China)
  • Received:2013-10-16 Online:2014-02-15 Published:2014-02-15
  • Contact: ZHOU Renlai


The plasticity of working memory ability in children was demonstrated. The study adopts double-blind controlled experimental design. Researchers trained the working memory ability of normal children and special children by remodeled working memory span, N-back, running memory and GO-NOGO tasks from 15-30 days, moreover 15-25 minutes per day. The study found that working memory Training not only improve the children’s working memory ability, but also transfer to other higher cognitive functions. It even can improve clinical symptoms of ADHD children. The researchers also found that training effect can be maintained for 3-6 months. The study to investigate Whether Central executive function training can promote children cognitive function, does children cognitive function training promote cognitive development or transitory improved and how to effect the development of children cognitive process by traning will become the new trends in this field..This can provide effective clinical intervention and treatment tool for working memory deficit children.

Key words: working memory, executive function, plasticity, children, development