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What are disorders that lead to a weak working memory?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Working memory (WM)

Is the brief mental repository of information needed to solve immediate problems.
There appears to be large genetic differences in wm capacity. Interesting to consider that our wm limitations may be why large complicated problems (like war or world hunger) are so difficult to solve. Adhd is prob. The most common wm interference. Training has limited impact on wm.

In brief: Working memory (WM)

Is the brief mental repository of information needed to solve immediate problems.
There appears to be large genetic differences in wm capacity. Interesting to consider that our wm limitations may be why large complicated problems (like war or world hunger) are so difficult to solve. Adhd is prob. The most common wm interference. Training has limited impact on wm.
Dr. Seth Kunen
Dr. Seth Kunen
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Lots

Working memory reflects what we call scratch pad memory, the ability to hold something in you head long enough to dial an number or do calculations.
Metabolic conditions, anxiety, learning disorders, brain injuries, prescription medication, ilicit drugs are some of the things that can impact.

In brief: Lots

Working memory reflects what we call scratch pad memory, the ability to hold something in you head long enough to dial an number or do calculations.
Metabolic conditions, anxiety, learning disorders, brain injuries, prescription medication, ilicit drugs are some of the things that can impact.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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