The Working Memory Advantage

The Working Memory Advantage

Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster

By Tracy Alloway; Ross Alloway

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781451650129, 339pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

Description
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.
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.

Ross Alloway, PhD, CEO of Memosyne Ltd., brings working memory training to educators and parents. Ross developed Jungle Memory, used by thousands of students in over twenty countries.

Together with Tracy Alloway, Ross 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 BBC, "ABC News", "Huffington Post", "Salon", "The Washington Post", and "Newsweek". They have lived in El Salvador, Scotland, and currently live in Jacksonville, Florida.