It will certainly make you better at doing sudoku.
New studies investigate whether music, chess, video games or puzzles can make us smarter.
A new study suggested that menstruating does not impact a woman's mental performance. But the relationship between hormones and the brain isn't that simple.
It’s a crucial cog in the your ability to perform a variety of mental tasks.
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Both psychologists and neuroscientists are interested in how working memory holds on to items over brief intervals – and are investigating from different angles.
The human brain is not good at remembering more than a few things at a time.
Working memory and intelligence tend to go hand in hand.
Many hands, light work.
It's all down to what's called your working memory.
The effects of long-term tobacco smoking on our mental faculties such as memory and concentration are only now becoming known.
Not quite an amnesiac: a scene from ‘The Bourne Ultimatum.’
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Jason Bourne’s overall pattern of forgetting and then retrieving memories is a better plot device than representation of real-world memory loss and recovery.
What explains the exceptional performance of Stephen Curry?
Practice is important for talent. But, is that all it takes to become an expert?
Should mobile devices be encouraged in class?
From the look of it, the millennials appear to be very comfortable with technology. But are they as immune to the effects of digital distraction as some might assume -- especially in the classroom?
Concerns have been raised over the fairness of a new English GCSE.
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Concerns that people with dyslexia won't be able to memorise poetry are missing the point.
Now, don’t distract me while I’m doing this.
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Older adults are less able to ignore distractions as they try to remember things.
Who does well in a house like this?
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Whether a child’s family is well-off or struggling for money has long been linked with their success at school. The gap between parents’ income and their children’s achievement is evident in kindergarten…
Want more working memory? Then you need to expand your brain.
Before we had mobile phones, people had to use their own memory to store long phone numbers (or write them down). But getting those numbers into long-term memory could be a real pain. People had to write…
Not more RAM, working memory is what you need.
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Cognitive difficulties are very common in children from impoverished backgrounds, putting them at risk of educational failure. However, it is not clear what influences the development of cognitive abilities…