The New IQ: Use Your Working Memory to Think Stronger, Faster, Better

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Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ross Alloway

  • The New IQ
  • The New IQ
    From one of the world's leading authorities comes this easy read to help you understand and improve working memory.

352 pages
2014
ISBN: 9780007550364

Working memory is the brain's Post-It note. It allows us to make mental scribbles of what we need to remember and process. The bigger the 'Post-It' we have, the more proficient a multi-tasker we are. And in a modern world, where technology and busy lives place an increasing strain on our working memory's capacity, its strength becomes an important predictor of our success.

But what determines the strength of our working memory? How does it change over the course of our lives and is there anything we can do to improve its capability? Through research, observations and anecdotes, this book explores these questions, dispelling the myths that surround modern intelligence and IQ and explaining how working memory differs across a spectrum of people, with varying aptitude, experiences, and expertise. It looks at athletes as well as chess players, memory champions and autistic savants, the young and the old, examining the impact of working memory on finances, relationships and work.

As revolutionary as Emotional Intelligence, this is the first popular 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.