Science Daily Article: Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought

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#1 17 August, 2018 - 05:11
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Science Daily Article: Working memory might be more flexible than previously thought


An interesting article in Science Daily on working memory. A new model suggests that working memory may not have fixed limits.

Excerpt:
"Breaking with the long-held idea that working memory has fixed limits, a new study by researchers at Uppsala University and New York University suggests that these limits adapt themselves to the task that one is performing. The results are presented in the scientific journal eLife."

Here is a link to the article:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180816105527.htm

21 August, 2018 - 14:51
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"If this is confirmed, it may be possible to improve working memory by offering rewards, or by increasing the perceived importance of a task."

Very interesting. That idea could be applied when creating mnemonic stories.

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