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Author Alloway, Tracy Packiam.

Title The working memory advantage : train your brain to function stronger, smarter, faster / Tracy and Ross Alloway.

Publication Info. New York, London : Psychology Press, 2013.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  153.13 WOR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  153.13 WOR    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Working memory : the connected intelligence -- pt. II. Working memory across the lifespan -- pt. III. Working memory and expertise -- pt. IV. Working memory and the body -- pt. V. Working memory and decision making -- pt. VI. The future of working memory : training.
Summary Working memory -- the conscious processing of information -- is increasingly recognized as one of the most important aspects of intelligence. This fundamental cognitive skill is deeply connected to a great variety of human experience -- from our childhood, to our old age, from our evolutionary past, to our digital future. In this volume, leading psychologists review the latest research on working memory and consider what role it plays in development and over the lifespan. It is revealed how a strong working memory is connected with success (academically and acquiring expertise) and a poor working memory is connected with failure (addictive behavior and poor decision-making). The contributions also show how working memory played a role in our cognitive evolution and how the everyday things we do, such as what we eat and how much we sleep, can have an impact on how well it functions. Finally, the evidence on whether or not working memory training is beneficial is explored.
Subject Short-term memory.
Added Author Alloway, Ross.
ISBN 9781451650129
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