Actualidades en Psicología ISSN Impreso: 0258-6444 ISSN electrónico: 2215-3535

Cognitive Training on the Solving of Mathematical Problems: An EEG Study in Young Men


Cognitive Training
Logical-Mathematical Problems
EEG Correlation
Prefrontal Cortex
Parietal Cortex
entrenamiento cognitivo
problemas lógico-matemáticos
correlación EEG
corteza prefrontal
corteza parietal
Cognitive Training
Logical-Mathematical Problems
EEG Correlation
Prefrontal Cortex
Parietal Cortex

How to Cite

Molina, J., Guevara, M. A., Hernández-González, M., Hidalgo-Aguirre, R. M., Cruz-Aguilar, M. A., & Hevia, J. C. (2021). Cognitive Training on the Solving of Mathematical Problems: An EEG Study in Young Men. Actualidades En Psicología, 35(130), 131–147.


Objective. This study characterized the electroencephalographic correlation (rEEG) between prefrontal and parietal cortices in young men while solving logical-mathematical problems after 18 sessions of cognitive training. Method. Two training groups were formed: one trained with gradually increased complexity (CT), the other with no increase in complexity (ST). Results. CT had a greater number of correct responses in the post-training evaluation than ST and showed a higher correlation between the left frontopolar-parietal cortices in almost all EEG bands, and between the dorsolateral-parietal cortices in the alpha1 band while solving math problems post-training. Results suggest that major functional synchronization between the left prefrontal and parietal cortices plays an important role in improving mathematical problem-solving after cognitive training.


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