Working Memory Studies
Working memory is the ability to hold information in mind so that you can "work" with it - it is like your "mental scratchpad." You are using it when you read, have a conversation, do math in your head, or try to solve a problem. Aging or brain disease/injury commonly affects working memory, and there are a number of ongoing projects trying to understand our working memory is affected and how to make it better.
One of our current working memory studies is investigating how working memory training improves different aspects of working memory and other cognitive functions.