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Neuroscience + Game Development + Psychology

•Founded in 2001 by leading brain researchers at the Karolinska Institute

For more information about Torkel Klingberg and the work he leads, visit

Working Memory is a system for temporary storage and manipulation of information, necessary for a wide range of cognitive tasks.

Working memory helps people hold onto information long enough to use it.

  • Working memory plays an important role in concentration and in following instructions.

  • Weak working memory skills can affect learning in many different subject areas including reading and math.

Have you ever gone to the store without a list, thinking you’ll remember everything you need…but discovered when you got home that you forgot several items? If so, you’ve experienced the limitations of working memory. Working memory is the mental sticky note we use to keep track of information until we need to use it.

Working memory is key to learning. 

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