Latinos aged 55 and older who participated in Latin dance classes for eight months showed significant improvement in working memory over their peers who did not partake in Latin dance.
Children who attend school close to busy roads and traffic are more likely to experience deficits in working memory and attention, a new study reports.
A young child's counting skills are the single biggest predictor of their ability to participate in fair sharing behaviors. Prompting children to count improves their pro-social sharing behaviors, researchers say.
Musical training influences visual working memory, researchers discovered. The study found regions of the brain may share a common component that influences both visual and musical working memory.
Electric fields may represent information held in working memory, allowing the brain to overcome representational drift.
Pooled data reveals shift workers perform worse on tasks associated with attention, working memory, and information processing than non-shift workers.
Researchers measured how brain waves travel in the prefrontal cortex during working memory tasks.
Long-term memory consolidation and short-term memory processes that occur during sleep do so at a cost to one another.
Brain areas associated with working memory also gauge the quality and uncertainty of memories. Researchers reveal details about the neural mechanisms of working memory that allow us to make decisions based on our certainty of memories.
Working memory isn't confined to one area of the brain. It requires synchronous activity of at least two brain areas.