Is working memory training effective?

  title={Is working memory training effective?},
  author={Zach Shipstead and T. Redick and R. Engle},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={138 4},
  • Zach Shipstead, T. Redick, R. Engle
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • Working memory (WM) is a cognitive system that strongly relates to a person's ability to reason with novel information and direct attention to goal-relevant information. Due to the central role that WM plays in general cognition, it has become the focus of a rapidly growing training literature that seeks to affect broad cognitive change through prolonged training on WM tasks. Recent work has suggested that the effects of WM training extend to general fluid intelligence, attentional control, and… CONTINUE READING
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