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Multitasking As We Age: Grantee Adam Gazzaley Explores Working Memory

Apr 18
2011

Multitasking As We Age: Grantee Adam Gazzaley Explores Working Memory

AFAR grantee Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, is featured by several major publications, including the New York Times and TIME, for his recent study on the declining ability to multitask as we age. Dr. Gazzaley and his colleagues published their findings in the April 2011 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA. The study, designed to examine differences in working memory, compared a test group of younger adults with a group of older people. Researchers asked participants to look at an image and identify its match after a brief pause. In a second trial, a distraction (a picture of…


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