Expanding the Mind's Workspace: Training and Transfer Effects with a Complex Working Memory Span Task
Chein, Jason M., Morrison, Alexandra B., Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
In the present study, a novel working memory (WM) training paradigm was used to test the malleability of WM capacity and to determine the extent to which the benefits of this training could be transferred to other cognitive skills. Training involved verbal and spatial versions of a complex WM span task designed to emphasize simultaneous storage and processing requirements. Participants who completed 4 weeks of WM training demonstrated significant improvements on measures of temporary memory. These WM training benefits generalized to performance on the Stroop task and, in a novel finding, promoted significant increases in reading comprehension. The results are discussed in relation to the …
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Publication information: Article title: Expanding the Mind's Workspace: Training and Transfer Effects with a Complex Working Memory Span Task. Contributors: Chein, Jason M. - Author, Morrison, Alexandra B. - Author. Journal title: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Volume: 17. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2010. Page number: 193+. © Psychonomic Society, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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