working memory

04/10/2014 - 07:41

Children who have suffered a head injury, for example in a car crash, experience unexpected long-term problems with relationships and social interactions although they appear to be completely recovered. This is due to lasting effects on the right frontal pole area of the brain that could be addressed with therapy to improve working memory. These are the main findings of a study from researchers in Brigham Young University published on 10th April in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.


10/12/2013 - 06:21

Brain training games, apps and websites are popular, and it’s not hard to see why – who wouldn’t want to give their mental abilities a boost? New Georgia Tech research suggests that brain training programs might strengthen your ability to hold information in mind, but they won’t bring any benefits to the kind of intelligence that helps you reason and solve problems.


09/26/2013 - 10:35

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during childhood can have long-term effects on cognitive and psychosocial functioning, including poor academic achievement. Pediatric TBI can cause significant deficits in working memory, as demonstrated in a study published in Journal of Neurotrauma.


09/20/2013 - 08:50

While you are browsing online, you could be squandering memories – or losing important information.
Working memory enables us to filter out information and find what we need in the communication, says Erik Fransén, Professor in Computer Science at KTH.


09/27/2012 - 11:01

Helping children achieve their full potential in school is of great concern to everyone, and a number of commercial products have been developed to try and achieve this goal. The Cogmed Working Memory Training program is such an example and is marketed to schools and parents of children with attention problems caused by poor working memory. But, does the program actually work? The target article in the September issue of Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (JARMAC) calls into question Cogmed’s claims of improving working memory and addressing underachievement due to working memory constraints.

03/15/2012 - 15:17

A new study investigating the mental processes underlying a wandering mind reports a role for working memory, a sort of a mental workspace that allows you to juggle multiple thoughts simultaneously.