A new study sheds light on how reading shapes our brain and can improve our memory. Those who are not practiced readers, researchers discovered, find it more difficult to distinguish how an object is oriented in space.
New findings about how the brain processes information in verbal working memory could have implications for the development of new AI systems, researchers report.
Short bouts of aerobic exercise can improve working memory as much as caffeine can. Additionally, exercise can help curb the negative effects of caffeine withdrawal, such as fatigue, headaches, and bad moods.
Waking up feeling stressed and anxious can impact your cognitive function throughout the day, researchers report. A new study reveals those who woke up feeling as though the day ahead would be stressful experienced problems with working memory later in the day. Researchers say the anticipation of stress impacts cognition, even if a stressful event does not occur.
Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy or during early life is linked to a reduction in cognitive abilities during child development. Greater fine particulate matter 2.5 exposure between fetal stage and 7 years old was associated with lower working memory scores in boys at age 10. Early life exposure to PM2.5 was also correlated with attention problems in both boys and girls.
A new study reveals students who reside in buildings without access to air conditioners during heat waves fare worse when it comes to cognitive function, reaction times and working memory.
A new study reports early exposure to a language influences how the brain processes sounds from a second language later in life.
Researchers present a new model that may explain the flexibility of working memory.
A new study pinpoints an effect which makes people turn their attention to something new, rather than dwell on their most recent thoughts. The findings could have implications for studying disorders such as ADHD and autism.