Manifestations of Mild Cognitive Impairment: Attention

Attention is really a subcategory of memory that is most closely linked to working memory. (see post “The Role of Attention For Working Memory”). Dopamine brain chemical system determines brain’s voltage which in turn determine brain’s ability to focus attention, … Continue reading

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Manifestations of Mild Cognitive Impairment: Memory

Memory is central to the entire function of the brain. Memory problems typically occur when the brain processing speed become slower than usual. Slower brain speed is directly linked to a loss of the brain chemical acetylcholine which regulates sensory … Continue reading

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Manifestations of Mild Cognitive Impairment: Personality And Mood

Mild cognitive impairment is the stage of cognitive impairment with noticeable symptoms, but the problems are not severe enough to interfere with daily life or independent function. For a more detailed introductory information of mild cognitive impairment, see post “Three … Continue reading

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Three Phases of Age-Related Cognitive Impairments

The brain’s cognitive energy is what keep us thinking clearly and remembering. Cognitive energy is directly related to the number of neurons and the speed of neurons being fired together. The formula for this thinking and information processing cognitive activities … Continue reading

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The Role of Attention For Working Memory

In cognitive psychology, “attention” is the terminology refer to the capacity of selectively concentrating on the focused items while ignoring other things. In the post “what is working memory?”, a multi-component model of working memory was presented where the concept … Continue reading

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What Is Working Memory? The Effect of Aging

Working memory is more of a theoretical concept representing the theoretical framework that explains our cognitive functions – the limited capacity for the temporary storage and manipulation of information for a wide range of cognitive tasks -comprehension, reasoning, learning – … Continue reading

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Examples And Types of Nondeclarative Implicit Memory

Nondeclarative memory (or implicit memory) is one of the two categories of long term memory. Declarative memory or explicit memory are those long-term memory (LTM) related to autobiographical facts and events or experience (episodic memory) and contextual knowledge (semantic memory) … Continue reading

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