Psychology & Psychiatry

Strong working memory puts brakes on problematic drug use

Adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early drug experimentation without progressing into substance abuse issues, says a University of Oregon researcher.

Neuroscience

Brain size matters when it comes to remembering

Before we had mobile phones, people had to use their own memory to store long phone numbers (or write them down). But getting those numbers into long-term memory could be a real pain.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain training games won't help children do better at school

There has been a big increase recently in the number of computerised "brain training" programs marketed at young children. These programs make impressive claims – that they can help children learn better, that they improve ...

Neuroscience

'Noisy' memory in schizophrenia

The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry.

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