Evaluation and comparison of the effectiveness of memory processing and response inhibition in elementary female students

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD. student of the Department of General Psychology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Professor of Department of General Psychology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding Author).

3 Assistant Professor of Department of General Psychology, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


Introduction: importance of executive functions for educational successes is demonstrated. There are many cognitive training for improving executive functions like neurofeedback and Capitan log software. So the present research aimed to determine and evaluate neurofeedback and Capitan log on Female elementary school students in Tehran in the academic year 2020-2019. Methods: this research is semi experimental study with control group and statistical population were all female elementary students in 4grade. Then 90 students were selected by multi stage clustering method and designated into three groups (2 experimental and 1 control) after screening by inclusion criteria. Daneman and Carpenter working memory scale (1980) and Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) were used for measuring before and after and in following up test. Two experimental groups received 20 sessions of interventions and control group didn’t receive any intervention. Covariance analysis and spss21 were used for analysis of data. Results: neurofeedback and Capitan log interventions had significant effects on storage of working memory and response inhibition in students. Conclusion: these interventions can be used to improve working memory and response inhibition to increase educational achievement.


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