A group of psychologists has discovered a strong association amid working memory, which is a major building block of a working mind, and three health-linked factors: age, sleep, and depressed mood. The group also reported that each of these aspects is linked with unusual aspects of working memory. The functioning memory is the part of short-term memory that provisionally accumulates and manages information needed for cognitive tasks like reasoning, learning, and comprehension. The working memory is significantly involved in several higher cognitive functions, counting creative problem-solving, intelligence, action-planning, and language. It has a main role in how we use, process, and remembers information.
The researchers were headed by Weiwei Zhang—Assistant Professor of Psychology at the UCR (University of California, Riverside)—discovered that age is unconstructively related to the “qualitative” factor of functioning memory, which is how accurate or strong the memory is. In simple words, the older the person gets the weaker and less accurate the person’s memory becomes. On the contrary, depressed mood and poor sleep quality are associated with a lowered likelihood of recalling a formerly experienced incident, which is the “quantitative” feature of working memory.
Recently, the UCR was in news as its study stated that immigrant Asian American women might be at higher jeopardy for breast cancer. In general, breast cancer rates in the U.S. have alleviated from the 2000s. But as per to the outcomes of the recent study conducted by an investigator from the UCR, a subset of women residing in the U.S. might be at greater menace for breast cancer than earlier observed. The study was published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. The research identified dissimilarities in how Asian American women encounter breast cancer peril. More exclusively, it discovered that Asian American women who had been immigrated had a considerably higher danger for breast cancer compared to their US-born counterparts.