The Working Memory Advantage

Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster

By Tracy Alloway; Ross Alloway
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781451650129, 352pp.)

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

A BIGGER ASSET THAN IQ

Working memory—your ability to work with information—influences nearly everything you do.

What if you could find a way to better handle a crazy schedule or expertly manage risks? What if you could gain an advantage in climbing the career ladder or in sports? What if there were a way to improve your outlook on life, to face each day with more optimism and confidence?

Tracy and Ross Alloway, leading experts, show how working memory is the key to all that and more. They present important recent breakthroughs in this field, including research on how Facebook can help with working memory, how working memory can improve your kids’ grades, how it changes as you age, and how working memory is linked with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and Alzheimer’s.

But here’s the best news: you can improve your working memory! This book will give you three tests to find out how good your working memory is—and more than fifty targeted exercises so you can sharpen it.

The Working Memory Advantage offers unprecedented insight into one of the most important cognitive breakthroughs in recent years—a vital new approach to making your brain stronger, smarter, and faster.




About the Author

Tracy Alloway, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Florida. Formerly, she was the Director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan. She is an expert on working memory and education, and developed the internationally recognized Alloway Working Memory Assessment. She writes a blog for Psychology Today.

Together with Ross Alloway, Tracy edited an academic book on working memory (Psychology Press) and has published research on working memory in a variety of contexts, from education to aging, from happiness to lying, from barefoot running to Facebook. Their research has been featured on the BBC, ABC News, Huffington Post, Salon, The Washington Post, and Newsweek. They have lived in El Salvador, Scotland, and currently live in Jacksonville, Florida.




Praise For The Working Memory Advantage

"Finally a book that debunks IQ as the biggest key to success. Tracy and Ross Alloway have identified the single most important skill for determining a person's success in our modern world. The fun and friendly exercises in the book bring it out in you. A must for anyone who wants to unleash inner genius."
-Dave Farrow, Two Time Guinness record Holder for Greatest Memory

eoeA valuable guide for readers looking to put their minds to work.e
-Publishers Weekly

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