Part two - The neurocognitive training principles
We understood, in a nutshell, how the brain learns and how it should operate in order to function properly. The neurocognitive training of Infinity Mind is based on the principles of knowledge which we have reviewed in the first part of the post. Let's see how it is reflected in the method.
Neurology + Cognition + The emotional systems
We have seen, as we recall, that there is an interaction between brain structure and its activity (the infrastructure) to our cognition. From this, we can understand the guiding principle of neurocognitive training - improving the neurological infrastructure and strengthening cognitive abilities.
Neurologically - The methods used in training improve the communication, the synchronization, and the cooperation between different regions of the brain, construct effective brain pathways, and teach the trainee to better control his brain waves, regulate them, and adjust their frequency to the task he wishes to perform.
The improvement of the neuronal brain activity also increases the excretion of neuronal conductors, which greatly affect functions such as movement, attention, assessment, planning, performance, self-regulation, coordination, spatial orientation, motivation and learning.
Cognitively - The training works on various cognitive skills, such as attention, perception, recall, memory and more. It improves one's perception abilities, strengthens the different memory types, enhances the ability to filter out the relevant stimulations from the flow of external stimulations, teaches techniques for controlling the 'inner speech' and accelerates the pace of data processing and decision-making, even under pressure.
Another layer that takes place in training is working on the emotional aspects. As it is known today, emotional abilities are a powerful tool that helps to realize the cognitive abilities and to maintain the motivation required for an effective treatment.