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memory

the part of a COMPUTER that stores information. The two main types of computer memory are RAM (Random Access Memory) and ROM (Read Only Memory). HARD DISKS and FLOPPY DISKS provide additional memory capacity for storing computer programs and data.
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Last week, scientists reported that brief sessions of specialised brain stimulation could reverse this steady decline in working memory, at least temporarily.
But the duo has discovered something incredible: by using electrical currents to noninvasively stimulate brain areas that have lost their rhythm, we can drastically improve working memory performance.
One report found that working memory decreases roughly 10% per decade after age 40.
The primary aim of this proposed study was to investigate the sensory-motor coordination and working memory of a group of newly diagnosed hypothyroid males and to compare their performance to a group of age, education, and anthropometrically matched euthyroid males.
The evidence that supports a link between motor competencies and working memory in particular is mainly based on the examination of end-state processes occurring after a series of physiological events [17-19].
Interventions that strengthen working memory and cognitive processing related to inhibiting impulsive responses need to be developed to help adolescents better navigate drug-related temptations, Khurana asserts.
Many suggest that working memory can store a (http://memory.psych.missouri.edu/doc/articles/2001/Cowan%20BBS%202001.pdf) limited number of "items" or "chunks" of information .
An alternative view is that individual differences in working memory are linked to performance in creativity tasks (Lee & Therriault, 2013; Vandervert, Schimpf, & Liu, 2007) and that there is a positive relationship between working memory and divergent thinking (de Dreu et al., 2012).
(8) Also, stream segregation is a dynamic process that is modulated cognitively by top-down mechanisms, which involve the organization of acoustic components into perceptual object representations based on prior experiences (9) or executive processes (especially working memory capacity and attention).
Mindfulness-based interventions have been shown to be effective in producing beneficial effects on both physical and psychological functions, including working memory and cognitive processes such as executive functioning.
This article discusses the concept of working memory and explores how working memory-related processes in the brain change during adolescence.