News tagged with working memory
UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. They discovered that this part of the brain ...
Neuroscience Oct 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (18) | 2 |
Odds are, you're not going to make it all the way through this article without thinking about something else.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 15, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (15) | 0 |
Scientists report that they have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain. Theirs is one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses so far of the brain structures vital to general ...
Neuroscience Apr 10, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (12) | 0 |
Working mothers may have to juggle more tasks than their husbands, but the long-held belief that women are better than men at multitasking is a myth, according to new Swedish research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 24, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (10) | 7
Stress has long been pegged as the enemy of attention, disrupting focus and doing substantial damage to working memory—the short-term juggling of information that allows us to do all the little things that make us productive.
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Lapses in memory occur more frequently with age, yet the reasons for this increasing forgetfulness have not always been clear. According to new research from Concordia University, older individuals have reduced learning and ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 19, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 1 |
It is known that training can improve working memory. In a new study in Science, researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University, Åbo Akademi University, and the University of Turku show for the first time t ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 05, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 0 |
University of Utah psychologists have learned why many people experience "inattention blindness" the phenomenon that leaves drivers on cell phones prone to traffic accidents and makes a gorilla invisible ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 18, 2011 | 4.1 / 5 (8) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In many cases, a delay occurs between the time you are presented information and the time you respond with an action or decision. Most of us call it a thought, while some scientists call it working memory.
Neuroscience Dec 21, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 1 |
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have pinpointed a reason older adults have a harder time multitasking than younger adults: they have more difficulty switching between tasks at the level of brain ...
Neuroscience Apr 11, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 5 |
The brain has a remarkable ability to learn new cognitive tasks while maintaining previously acquired knowledge about various functions necessary for everyday life. But exactly how new information is incorporated ...
Neuroscience Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 0 |
The positive effects of mindfulness meditation on pain and working memory may result from an improved ability to regulate a crucial brain wave called the alpha rhythm. This rhythm is thought to "turn down the volume" on distracting ...
Neuroscience Apr 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 2 |
Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys- but they can tell you why you can't find them.
Medical research Jul 27, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
How useful would it be to anticipate how well someone will control their emotions? To predict how well they might be able to stay calm during stress? To accept critical feedback stoically?
Psychology & Psychiatry May 11, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Non-musicians who speak tonal languages may have a better ear for learning musical notes, according to Canadian researchers.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 2 |
Working memory is a theoretical construct within cognitive psychology as to the structures and processes used for temporarily storing and manipulating information in short-term memory. Many theories exist both as to the theoretical structure of working memory as well as to the role of specific parts of the brain involved in working memory. Most research identifies that the frontal cortex, parietal cortex, anterior cingulate, and parts of the basal ganglia are crucial for its functioning. The neural basis of working memory mostly comes from lesion experiments in animals and functional imaging upon humans.
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