This study was suggestive of location-specific changes in the neural network connectivity following TBI depending on the cognitive functions at work, other than providing another support to the neural compensatory hypothesis due to the observed hyper-connectivity (Dobryakova et al., 2015). Working memory: theories, models, and controversies. Investigation of information flow during a novel working memory task in individuals with traumatic brain injury. White matter integrity of the medial forebrain bundle and attention and working memory deficits following traumatic brain injury. Psychol. Readers should also note that even beyond this developmental change, the association between working memory and mathematical processing is not always straightforward. N-back working memory paradigm: a meta-analysis of normative functional neuroimaging studies. Such observation was backed up by evidence showing that the patients performed more poorly on attention-loaded cognitive tasks of factors relating to slow processing speed than the healthy participants, although a direct association between MFB and impaired attentional system was not found (Owens et al., 2017). Another similar study of working memory using an effective connectivity analysis that involved more brain regions, including the bilateral middle frontal gyrus (MFG), ACC, inferior frontal cortex (IFC), and posterior parietal cortex (PPC) established the modulatory effect of working memory load in this fronto-parietal network with memory delay as the driving input to the bilateral PPC (Ma et al., 2012) (refer to Figure 1 in Ma et al., 2012). Curr. In particular, in the remaining part of the chapter we argue that (1) meaningfulness, knowledge, and familiarity play an important role in visual working memory and in shaping its capacity; (2) memory for scenes and surfaces is critical in the world, not just memory for objects; (3) even in the case of memory for objects, important regularities between objects often give rise to ensemble information, rather than just individual object representations. With respect to physiological effects on cognitive functions (such as effects of caffeine on brain physiology), estradiol, the primary female sex hormone that regulates menstrual cycles, was found to also modulate working memory by engaging different brain activity patterns during different phases of the menstrual cycle (Joseph et al., 2012). The Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (JARMAC) publishes a mix of empirical reports, review articles, and target papers with invited peer commentary. N. Osaka (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 59–80. Caffeine protects Alzheimer’s mice against cognitive impairment and reduces brain β-amyloid production. Her visual-verbal associative memory, or the ability to form new associations between symbols and meanings, is average relative to other young people her age. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2009.08.028, PubMed Abstract | CrossRef Full Text | Google Scholar, Anderson, V., and Catroppa, C. (2007). 4, 417–423. 66, 115–142. Episodic long-term memory is the process of forming memory traces and later retrieving them without continued active maintenance, and it can be used at any time scale (even with brief delays). Modalities other than fMRI, which focuses on localization of brain activities, show other sides of the story of working memory impairments in TBI to offer a more holistic understanding. Not surprisingly, many supporting research studies have pointed to the fronto-parietal network involving the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), and the parietal cortex (PAR) as the working memory neural network (Osaka et al., 2003; Owen et al., 2005; Chein et al., 2011; Kim et al., 2015). 7:e00608. doi: 10.1017/S1355617711001251, Gottwald, B., Wilde, B., Mihajlovic, Z., and Mehdorn, H. M. (2004). It has been postulated that the neural mechanisms involved in working memory are of high-dimensionality and could not always be directly captured and investigated using neurophysiological techniques such as fMRI, EEG, or patch clamp recordings even when comparing with lesion data (D’Esposito and Postle, 2015). Cognitive flexibility, often used interchangeably with “mental set shifting” or “switching” (e.g., Miyake & Friedman, 2012), are mostly tested by the color-shape task, and sometimes by the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task (WCST). It is as if each new digit rudely shoves an old one out to make room for itself, despite our best efforts to hold on to them all. In the 1960s there was a short period of consensus among researchers that human memory consisted of a system that could be divided into two principal components. In addition, investigation of the effective connectivity of moderate and severe TBI participants during a working memory task revealed that the VMPFC influenced the ACC in these TBI participants when the opposite was observed in healthy subjects (Dobryakova et al., 2015). doi: 10.1016/S1364-6613(00)01538-2. Other functional gradients relating to different aspects of working memory were similarly unraveled (D’Esposito and Postle, 2015). Further functional connectivity analyses revealed that the amygdala, the region well-known to be involved in emotional processing, was deactivated and displayed similar strength in functional connectivity regardless of emotional or load conditions in the old-age group (Oren et al., 2017). Variations for this task include asking participants to decide whether each sentence they read on the computer screen was semantically correct or not, and then recall the final word of each sentence. Neurosurg. Radiology 264, 844–851. Psychol., 27 March 2018 Psychiatry Clin. There is so much students need to know, after all. These findings support the notion that the basal ganglia functions to enhance focusing on a target while at the same time suppressing irrelevant distractors during verbal working memory tasks, which is especially crucial at the encoding phase (Moore et al., 2013). This study’s findings contradict those by Oren et al. Trends Cogn. Span, CRUNCH, and beyond: working memory capacity and the aging brain. doi: 10.1002/brb3.608, Perbal, S., Couillet, J., Azouvi, P., and Pouthas, V. (2003). (2013). Her learning and memory were assessed to examine their role in, and implications for, her future academic success; memory and learning are closely related to each other and are very important to school achievement. Working memory is an important skill in academic learning and performance and higher-order problem-solving/reasoning. Subsequently, the interactions between working memory and other cognitive systems could reasonably be examined. Short-Term and Working Memory. Further investigation has recently revealed that other than the generally informed cortical structures involved in verbal working memory, basal ganglia, which lies in the subcortical layer, plays a role too (Moore et al., 2013). Not dismissing the above compiled results, children encountering disabilities in mathematical operations likewise indicated deficits in the working memory domain that were traceable to unusual brain activities at the neurobiological level (Rotzer et al., 2009; Ashkenazi et al., 2013). Sex-related differences in the effects of sleep habits on verbal and visuospatial working memory. Clin. Lett. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.12.060, Wang, S., and Gathercole, S. E. (2013). J. Exp. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.2003.018093, Grot, S., Légaré, V. P., Lipp, O., Soulières, I., Dolcos, F., and Luck, D. (2017). The phonological loop keeps auditory information active in consciousness for the purpose of immediate problem-solving. Another explanation attempting to answer the increase in gamma connectivity in these groups was the involvement of the neural compensatory mechanism after TBI to improve performance (Bailey et al., 2017). Psychol. 7, 166–172. 8:328. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00328, Oren, N., Ash, E. L., Tarrasch, R., Hendler, T., Giladi, N., and Shapira-Lichter, I. Like attention and executive functions, working memory has a significant influence in cognitive efficiency, learning, and academic performance. When sex differences were being examined in working memory functional activity in mild TBI patients, hyperactivation was reported in male patients when comparing to the male control group, suggesting that the hyperactivation pattern might be the brain’s attempt at recovering impaired functions; even though hypoactivation was shown in female patients as compared to the female control group (Hsu et al., 2015). This reported observation was also found to be predictive of poorer verbal or visuospatial working memory performance in callosal subregions connecting the parietal and temporal cortices (Treble et al., 2013). A less coherent and organized neural pattern has been consistently reported in these disadvantaged groups. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2015.1085500, Rees, K., Allen, D., and Lader, M. (1999). Working memory and new learning following pediatric traumatic brain injury. A more detailed presentation of other relevant working memory models that shared similar foundations with Cowan’s and emphasized the roles of long-term memory can be found in the review article by (D’Esposito and Postle, 2015). However, if she can be allowed to choose the meaning among different possibilities rather than having to recall it, she may turn in somewhat stronger performance as her performance on such a task was improved relative to the free recall condition. Neuroimage 18, 789–797. Of great interest, such results might present a useful brain-based marker that can be used to identify possible age-related cognitive decline. Brain Lang. As demonstrated in the study using fMRI, the nature of the task (such as verbal or visual-spatial) might have played a role as a higher level of testosterone (in males) correlated with activations of the left inferior parietal cortex, which was deemed a key region in spatial processing that subsequently brought on better performance in a mental-rotation task. To solve an arithmetic problem like (3 X 3) + (4 X 2) in your head, for example, you need to keep the intermediate results in mind (i.e., 3 X 3 = 9) to be able to solve the entire problem. Importantly, this effect only emerges for negative, but not positive content (see also Joormann & D’Avanzato, 2010; Kaiser, Andrews-Hanna, Metcalf, & Dimidjian, 2015). J. Int. Research on cognitive deficits in traumatic brain injury has been extensive due to the debilitating conditions brought upon an individual daily life after the injury. How does visual working memory function when these more realistic factors are present? In both healthy adults and adults with diagnosed depression, tendencies for depressive rumination are associated with greater difficulty removing irrelevant information from working memory (Berman et al., 2011; Introzzi et al., 2016; Joormann & Gotlib, 2008; Zetsche et al., 2012). When solving a problem, we use our working memory to hold information about the current problem state, our next possible solution step and its consequences, and to relate these to the new possibilities they open up and to the intended solution. 19, 51–57. Short-term memory, in psychology, the concept involving the extremely limited number of items that humans are capable of keeping in mind at one time. Brain Mapp. (2013). Plans and the Structure of Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.12.022, Rodriguez Merzagora, A. C., Izzetoglu, M., Onaral, B., and Schultheis, M. T. (2014). Many of these factors are rarely studied in the context of visual working memory, and when they are it is often with stimuli that—while having extremely strong external validity—are difficult to fully understand in terms of representations and processes (e.g., memory for totally real-world scenes; Hollingworth, 2004). Soc. doi: 10.1017/S1355617704105110, Pham, A. V., and Hasson, R. M. (2014). Meanwhile, examination of working memory impairment in a delayed match-to-sample visual task that put emphasis on the maintenance phase of working memory by examining the brainwaves of adults with ADHD using electroencephalography (EEG) also revealed a marginally significantly lower alpha band power in the posterior regions as compared to healthy individuals, and such an observation was not significantly improved after working memory training (Cogmed working memory training, CWMT Program) (Liu et al., 2016). There are three dimensions for a response card: color, shape and number (e.g., a response card with three green squares), and each response card matches one of the four stimulus cards by one of the three dimensions. Psychol. Trends Cogn. (2017). The task usually begins with the easiest trials (2 sentences) and ends with the most difficult ones (6 sentences). While these products promise benefits like enhanced memory and greater attention and focus, research has not found solid proof they work. Neuropsychol. Nevertheless, inconsistent findings should not be neglected. Pearson is dedicated to providing gold-standard products that are shown to be effective in rigorous research. Yet, interestingly, a study by Janowsky et al. Interestingly, a contrasting neural connection outcome was reported in the study by Ziaei et al. (2012). Working memory span development: a time-based resource-sharing model account. Schizophr. The Oxford Handbook of Memory. 5, 433–441. Dec. 8, 2020 — Two new studies shed new light on how the brain encodes time and place into memories. Nevertheless, having established a clear working memory circuitry in the brain, differences in brain activations, neural patterns or working memory performances are still apparent in different study groups, especially in those with diseased or aging brains. doi: 10.1111/1467-8721.00160, Engle, R. W., and Kane, M. J. In the task, participants are required to read aloud sets of two to six sentences (13–16 words in length) and then to recall the last word of each sentence. While we argue in this book in favor of using student-centered, collaborative, activity based teaching (see Chapter 6, Teaching It All), there are still occasions when a teacher needs to provide information or instructions. Child Neuropsychol. Hum. Aging 53, 93–102. doi: 10.1007/s00406-014-0517-5, Treble, A., Hasan, K. M., Iftikhar, A., Stuebing, K. K., Kramer, L. A., Cox, C. S., et al. Plasticity of executive functioning in young and older adults: immediate training gains, transfer, and long-term maintenance. Curr. Particularly, the caudate and thalamus were activated during task encoding, and the medial thalamus during the maintenance phase, while recorded activity in the fronto-parietal network, which includes the DLPFC and the parietal lobules, was observed only during retrieval (Moore et al., 2013). Simply reversing the order and adding a few spaces yields just six familiar chunks—IBM ATT NBC HGTV CBS FOX. The task consists of “single-task blocks” in which participants are asked to judge on only one attribute of the stimuli throughout according to cues given at the beginning of a block, and “mixed-task blocks” in which participants are asked to judge on the color or the shape of each stimulus according to the cue given for the stimulus. Radiology 276, 828–835. Brain Inj. Verbal working memory impairments following traumatic brain injury: an fNIRS investigation. 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