News tagged with working memory

Bilingualism fine-tunes hearing, enhances attention

A Northwestern University study that will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides the first biological evidence that bilinguals' rich experience with language in essence "fine-tunes" ...

Apr 30, 2012
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How marijuana impairs memory

A major downside of the medical use of marijuana is the drug's ill effects on working memory, the ability to transiently hold and process information for reasoning, comprehension and learning. Researchers reporting in the ...

Mar 01, 2012
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