Why Don’t I Read Books Anymore?

…from an article by Ben Brumfield | August 2, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

Working memory is short-term recollection that lends the mind coherence. It remembers what we saw, said, or did seconds ago and what we want to do seconds from now.

Hallucinations may be the eye-catching, popularized symptom of schizophrenia, but the disease’s impairment of working memory, though less attention-grabbing, arguably debilitates sufferers more.

“Working memory deficits disrupt storing and processing of information as basic as letters and numbers, and they hinder the recall of stored information,” Qi said. “That makes learning and planning difficult.”

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