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Working Memory: an image that says much

Working memory

(Graph Source: Klingberg et al, 2005)

Working memory is a key cognitive function that allows you to hold several units of information in mind “online” for brief periods of time, typically a few seconds, and manage them.

For example, if I tell you the 7 digits of my telephone number, would you remember them? and, could you tell them back to me…in reverse order?

Questions:

– What if that curve could be moved upwards?

– What activities may help kids and youth expand working memory?

– What activities can help adults over 30 reduce that rate of decline?

– And what is the relationship between working memory and the brain?

To Be Continued…

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