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Poor Short-term Memory: A Core Deficit in Dyslexia

A study shows that adults with dyslexia present a deficit in core verbal short-term memory processes, a deficit which cannot be accounted for by the language processing difficulties that characterize dyslexia.

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Types of Memory: Visual, Auditory, Sensory, Working, Short- & Long-term

Scientists now know that memory actually takes many different forms. Memory is not an “all-or-none” process; it is clear that there are actually many kinds of memory, each of which may be somewhat independent of the others. Here are a few...

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Short-Term Memory: Definition, Facts, Studies, Test, Overcoming Deficits

If you have looked up a telephone number in a directory, you already know a great deal about short-term memory. You repeat the number to yourself until you dial, and then you forget it. If the number is busy, you may have to look it up again.

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Understanding Short-Term Memory

Short-term memory lasts from a few seconds to a minute or so, and can be compared to the control tower of a major airport, responsible for scheduling and coordinating all incoming and outgoing flights. You need this kind of memory to retain ideas and thoughts as you work on problems.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Working Memory

Working memory is increasingly recognized as a crucial cognitive skill and by improving our working memory we may be able to realise gains in key areas, from school to work to retirement. Here are a few ways to improve your child's (or you own) working memory.

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Logical Thinking and Short-Term Memory: Opposites of the Same Coin

Logical thinking, like other skills, must be taught. There are many everyday life situations in which the ability to think logically is of great importance. If a person stands at a curb and there is a car approaching, his life literally depends on whether he is able to think logically or not. If he can, […]

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Study: Edublox Improves Visual and Auditory Digit Spans Significantly

The Edublox program was introduced to the Foundation Phase of a primary school in Johannesburg. The children's visual and auditory digit spans were assessed before the program was introduced, and again nine months later. Both increased significantly.

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