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Training Working Memory: Why and How | Psychology Today

Training Working Memory: Why and How | Psychology Today | Psychology Research | Scoop.it
Make your working memory work for you. By William R. Klemm, D.V.M, Ph.D....

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This article descibes the positive correlation between working memory and IQ. Many simple experiments were done with children in Japan, showing that 10 minutes of working memory training a day for 2 months increased the subjects' IQs more than the control group. There have also been tests showing that this is true for teens and adults as well. The article then goes into the relationship between memory training and dopamine. MRI results have shown that training one's working memory increases levels of dopamine in the cerebral cortex, which creates hapiness.

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How you CAN forget painful memories through intentional forgetting, research ... - Daily Mail

How you CAN forget painful memories through intentional forgetting, research ... - Daily Mail | Psychology Research | Scoop.it
Daily MailHow you CAN forget painful memories through intentional forgetting, research ...Daily MailMalcolm MacLeod, a Psychology and Neuroscience Professor, had been conducting research on memory and the means in which people can improve their...

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This article describes the initial experiment towards helping people who suffer from depression and PTSD forget painful memories from their past. Basically, the experiment used word association to link words to specific memories and then flashed these words in front of the participants as they made a conscious effort to forget the memory. The results showed an average of a 12% derease in memory.

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Use it or Lose it! How to Keep Your Mind and Memory Sharp | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide

Use it or Lose it! How to Keep Your Mind and Memory Sharp | Online Psychology Degree Resource Guide | Psychology Research | Scoop.it

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This articles suggests some simple exercises and habits people can use to improve mental health and help prevent mental disease as we age. The most emphasis is put on an overall healthy lifestyle, with lots of exercise and a healthy diet. It even included to particular foods like salmon and avacados that are especially good for improving memory. The article also mentioned some simple exercises, like using your non-dominant hand when controling a computer mouse or brushing your teeth. These exercises build new pathways in the brain, improving memory and mental health.  

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