Rehabilitation of working memory disorders

Fish, J. and Manly, T. (2017) Rehabilitation of working memory disorders. In: Wilson, B. A., Winegardner, J., van Heugten, C. M. and Ownsworth, T. (eds.) Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: the International Handbook. Routledge: London ; New York, pp. 186-195. ISBN 9781138643093

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The measurement of Working Memory (WM) for clinical purposes is a fundamental component of a neuropsychological assessment, as working memory overlaps with or underpins functioning in many other domains of cognition and emotion. Baddeley and Hitch's WM model emerged from, and has been highly influential on, thinking about these capacity limitations. They applied the term 'working memory' in reference to a set of temporary cognitive stores in which information is maintained and manipulated. Given the distribution of WM functions across the brain, and the practical importance of WM for daily functioning, it is not surprising that WM ability has been investigated in a wide range of neurological, psychiatric and developmental disorders. WM has been identified as reduced in comparison with the healthy population following disorders as wide-ranging as traumatic brain injury. Home-based online WM training is potentially inexpensive, convenient and accessible by much larger numbers of people than conventional therapist-delivered rehabilitation.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fish, Dr Jessica
Authors: Fish, J., and Manly, T.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing

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