i3 Mindware has been developed by cognitive neuroscientist Mark Ashton. Smith, Ph.D.  Dr Ashton Smith obtained a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and neuroscience from the joint Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh University Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) programFor a number of years he was a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the Experimental Psychology Department at the University of Cambridge, England.  His active research in IQ interventions can be found here. His CV can be found here. His current online research program – CogPsyLab – can be found here.

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The Scientists Behind the Development of the N-Back Brain Training Exercise

i3 Mindware utilizes an n-back training exercise  that has been used by cognitive neuroscientists in laboratories for over a decade. The scientists most central to the the historical development of this training method are shown below. Note that these individuals were not involved in the development of the ‘second generation’ i3 Mindware application.

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Professor Alan Baddeley, FRS, CBE. Psychology. University of York. Developed our understanding of the multiple components of working memory.
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Dr Susanne Jaeggi
. University of Michigan. Lead the research project that demonstrated an intelligence gain from dual n-back training. Reference here.

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Dr Martin Buschkuehl. Research Fellow. University of Michigan. Member of research team who demonstrated an intelligence gain from dual n-back training.

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Professor John Jonides, Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Michigan. Member of research team who demonstrated an intelligence gain from dual n-back training.

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