Working Memory (Gwm/Gsm)
Short term memory. This is the memory system that holds in mind a limited amount of information for brief periods. We use our short term memory every day, such as remembering a telephone number or directions while you are driving.
Working memory. We can also shield short term memory from interference, and mentally transform information in short term memory – to solve a problem, to figure something out, or reason through something to find an answer. This short term memory ability is called working memory. For example – figuring out a 15% tip (‘the bill is 29.30. Call that 30. 10% of 30 is 3. Half of 3 is 1.5. 3 plus 1.5 is 4.5.’). Working memory is like the brain’s RAM. The more working memory you have, the more RAM or processing power you have.
Working memory is a factor of full-scale IQ, and 2G+ training directly trains working memory.
How to Train
Working memory training is provided in i3 Mindware’s HRP Lab Test Battery – both the symmetry and operational span working memory tests. The combined score gives a valid estimate of your working memory capacity, and a measure of your IQ.
Your i3 Mindware n-back performance score is also another measure of your working memory capacity.