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4 Ways to Supercharge Your Working Memory for Free

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
Associate Editor

4 Ways to Supercharge Your Working Memory for FreeWorking memory is “the ultimate evolutionary tool” that has helped us create everything from Google to the Eiffel Tower, according to authors and researchers Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D, and Ross Alloway, Ph.D, in their new book The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster.

They define working memory as “the conscious processing of information.” And in addition to inventing incredible innovations, working memory is critical for our daily lives.

In fact, the authors call working memory our brain’s conductor. Just as a musical conductor creates a symphony of melodies by instilling order to an orchestra of instruments, working memory instills order to the onslaught of information we confront day to day, including shifting to-do lists, emails, social media alerts, work projects and ringing phones.

So how can we supercharge this maestro of memory?

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your Working Memory for Free

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  1. Nice post Margarita. I especially like the doodling and de-cluttering ideas. When I was reading your post it reminded me of a domain that I wanted to register so thank you!

  2. Very interesting article only that I don’t think memory is the correct word. I mean if with memory we mean remembering things this working one seems more linked to the present time and creativity. Dealing efficiently with the present so to say.

    I mean the “conscious processing of information” has little to do with memory as we generally think of it right? :)

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