You have probably noticed the increasing amount of research and media coverage focused on “working memory”. What is working memory? Why do we care? How can we best enhance it?
Working memory is the ability to keep information current in mind for a short period, while using this information for the task at hand. Working memory is supported by regions of the frontal lobes (in blue here) and parietal lobes (in yellow).
Let’s take a few concrete examples to understand in which situations working memory is used. [Read more…] about What is Working Memory? Can it Be Trained?