Structural Core of the Cerebral Cortex and Consciousness

The precuneus is part of a recently evolved neural network subserving self-awareness and conscious experience. In association with prefrontal cortices, this system underlies not just conscious awareness but awareness of agency – in action and in thought

Introduction To Working Memory Training

working memory model

Working memory is a core brain function underlying all higher cognition. There has been a lot of interest in the past decade about the potential to train working memory capacity to improve overall cognitive performance. In this article I provide an introduction to higher order cognitive skills (HOCS), their basis in working memory and the evidence for the effectiveness of different training methods for expanding working memory capacity.[br]