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.
Working memory—the ability to hold and process incoming information actively in one’s mind—lies at the heart of most important life functions. Learning, decision-making, prioritization, time management, and multitasking all rely on working memory. Research has also shown that it is a key determinant of happiness; people with strong working memory are more optimistic and more hopeful about the future.
Tracy Alloway and her husband Ross, leading experts on this subject, present not only their own findings, but all of the most important recent breakthroughs in the field, including studies that show that many children with learning problems and ADD have weak working memories. The good news is that working memory can be improved, and the authors offer a host of simple exercises that can help everyone make significant and lasting gains in brain function. Equal parts descriptive and prescriptive, The Working Memory Solution offers unprecedented insight into one of the most important psychological breakthroughs of the past ten years—and a vital new approach to maximizing mental performance.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of North Florida. Formerly she was the director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan at the University of Stirling, UK. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post, and on the BBC and ABC News. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
Ross Alloway, PhD, is the CEO of Memosyne Ltd, which he cofounded with Tracy Alloway, bringing research about working memory to educators and parents. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Feeling smarter already! I had never heard of "working memory" before and was shocked at how important it is for overall success in today's world—at work and at home. What I liked most about this book is that it is fun to read and everything has a practical application. I've already started practicing some of the exercises and am seeing some results in terms of being able to focus better at work rather than feeling so scattered all the time.
i only read the sample but the whole 32 pages was a sales job of very suspect examples designed to convince me that memory is important . i already know memory is important. what the author fails to do is give away information onhow to improve memory.