Pulling an all-nighter impairs working memory in women

Over the last few decades, a wealth of evidence has accumulated to suggest that a lack of sleep is physically and mentally unhealthy. Working memory is important for retaining information for brief periods of time, which ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cultural activities may influence the way we think

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that cultural activities, such as the use of language, influence our learning processes, affecting our ability to collect different kinds of data, make connections between them, and ...


Working memory: How you keep things 'in mind' over the short term

When you need to remember a phone number, a shopping list or a set of instructions, you rely on what psychologists and neuroscientists refer to as working memory. It's the ability to hold and manipulate information in mind, ...

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