- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (July 22, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451650140
- ISBN-13: 978-1451650143
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #338,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster Paperback – July 22, 2014
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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.
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, they 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.
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Its really nice to see the different applications of working memory and the Alloway's studies that have shown not only when its important to utilize but also when its important to turn off such as in athletic applications.
All ages can benefit from this book in my opinion. The working memory advantage applied to the school system offers fantastic solutions to many of the challenges that our public education institutions face today.
The author's collective studies and experiences really shine through in the pages and their passion for the subject is extremely contagious. They are both on a mission to straight up help to inspire and lead positive change as we move forward and continue to unlock more mysteries of the brain.
I recommend this book to everyone and anyone who has a passion to learn more about the body, health, science, movement...all of life really!