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Explore the latest in cognitive remediation and addressing learning disabilities

During Expo Day selected Summit Partners and Sponsors showcased their latest initiatives and solutions.

  • Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Managing Director of Scientific Brain Training (SBT), discussed new partnerships following their ISO 13485 certification for medical devices — cognitive remediation.
  • Jessica Poulin, Strategic Operations Manager at the Arrowsmith Program, presented plans to better equip 100+ schools helping students with special needs.

These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

Try Thinking and Learning Without Working Memory

Cognitive training is showing a tremendous potential to expand working memory, a Thinking, Working Memorycapacity once thought limited and untrainable.

If you have enough working memory to both be processing this information and developing your own thoughts, you may be thinking now, a) what exactly is Working Memory?, and b) why do we even care?. Well, Dr. Bill Klemm answers those questions, and more, below. Please enjoy one of the most insightful articles on the subject we have seen in a long while, which we are proud to bring to SharpBrains readers.

– Alvaro

How Well People Think Depends On Working Memory

– By  Dr. Bill Klemm

Imagine dialing a phone number by having to look up each digit one at a time in the phone book. Normally, you look up the number and remember all seven digits long enough to get it dialed. Even with one digit at a time, you would have to remember each digit long enough to get it dialed. What if your brain could not even do that! We call this kind of remembering, “working memory,” because that is what the brain works with. Working memory is critical to everyday living.

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