The Working Memory Advantage

The Working Memory Advantage

Train your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster

Book - 2013 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition --.
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As revolutionary as Emotional Intelligence , this is the first book to explore the tremendous importance of working memory--a stronger predictor of success in life than IQ--and provide a wealth of simple exercises for enhancing this crucial skill.

A BIGGER ASSET THAN IQ

Working memory--your ability to work with information--influences nearly everything you do.

What if you could find a way to better handle a crazy schedule or expertly manage risks? What if you could gain an advantage in climbing the career ladder or in sports? What if there were a way to improve your outlook on life, to face each day with more optimism and confidence?

Tracy and Ross Alloway, leading experts, show how working memory is the key to all that and more. They present important recent breakthroughs in this field, including research on how Facebook can help with working memory, how working memory can improve your kids' grades, how it changes as you age, and how working memory is linked with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and Alzheimer's.

But here's the best news: you can improve your working memory! This book will give you three tests to find out how good your working memory is--and more than fifty targeted exercises so you can sharpen it.

The Working Memory Advantage offers unprecedented insight into one of the most important cognitive breakthroughs in recent years--a vital new approach to making your brain stronger, smarter, and faster.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition --.
ISBN: 9781451650129
1451650124
Branch Call Number: 153.13 ALL
Characteristics: viii, 339 pages :,illustrations
Additional Contributors: Alloway, Ross

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darcyhudjik
Feb 10, 2018

This is an excellent book on helping your memory work better. I definitely recommend it.

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Feb 03, 2015

Somewhat repetitive, but the authors do make a good case for working memory and its importance.

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cdimov
Sep 15, 2013

Working Memory Advantage is an important book for both adults wanting to understand memory and for parents wanting to understand how to better help their children succeed in school. A fascinating perspective that Tracy and Ross Alloway point out is that Working Memory is perhaps equally or more important than IQ in your child's school performance, and success. Most important - is that Working Memory can be improved with deliberate practice, whereas IQ is trickier to adjust.

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