Attention Performance Improvement Using the Attention Training Technique

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.

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