WSJ: Jonah Lehrer:“Boot Camp for Boosting IQ”:
Our IQ scores may be bounded by our genes, but it looks as if it’s possible to significantly increase measured intelligence after only a few hours of training. “Intelligence is a lot like height,” Prof. Jonides says. “We know that how tall you are is largely determined by the height of your parents. But we also know that better nutrition can make everyone a lot taller. Perhaps the n-back task is just an ideal form of mental nutrition.”
More from Jonah Lehrer on his Wired blog, “Frontal Cortex”.
Is this “Brain Workshop” a good open source implementation of n-back?