The attention training technique aims to improve attention control and attention flexibility. Barth et al. (2019) evaluated if the ATT improves attention performance. Participants completed a test battery before and after receiving either: 2 doses of MCT, 4 doses of MCT or a control condition. Tests evaluated selective attention, inhibition, working memory, and attention disengagement by using a range of tasks such as: dichotic listening, attentional bias, attentional network, stroop, 2-back and a 3-back.
Individuals who received ATT were fast in auditory selective attention, and attention disengagement. The results highlight that ATT promotes attention flexibility in non-clinical participants. ATT may have beneficial effects on attention performance in clinical population and be a promising tool in both clinical and non-clinical populations.