brain training

Brain training (or cognitive training) "refers to activities designed to make people 'smarter' and thus better at reasoning, problem solving, and learning. Many current cognitive-training programs target basic cognitive skills such as attention (the ability to selectively attend to relevant information), working memory (the ability to actively keep in mind task-relevant thoughts), or executive functions (the set of processes involved in controlling and regulating thought and action)". Typical examples of brain training are quizzes and flash cards. Brain Training

Source: Katz, B., Shah, P., & Meyer, D. E. (2018). How to play 20 questions with nature and lose: Reflections on 100 years of brain-training research. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(40), 9897–9904. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1617102114