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Handa-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku: The Mechanisms of Memory Loss - Working Memory, the Memo Pad of the Mind"

2016-6-4 (Sat) 10:30 - 12:00

The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku offers courses produced and sponsored by Osaka University and the Asahi Culture Center. The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku was established at the time [Osaka University's] Nakanoshima Center was built in 2004.

These courses share results of research conducted at Osaka University with the general public in an easy-to-understand format. In these lectures, leading lecturers give presentations on topics in culture, art, history, science, technology, health care, as well as seasonal and current topics.

The Mechanisms of Memory Loss - Working Memory, the Memo Pad of the Mind

OSAKA Mariko
(Professor Emeritus, Osaka University)

Forgetting to buy something that you needed. Everyone has experienced something like this. This happens when our working memory, which acts as a memo pad for the brain to temporarily remember necessary content for the actions we need to take to achieve our goals, is not working properly. This working memory is different than long-term memory, which we use to remember names and addresses of other people, as it can only hold a very small amount of information. Also, since working memory is affected by aging more quickly than long term memory, people sometimes have trouble in their daily lives such as forgetting about promises that they had made. We'll discuss the special characteristics of working memory as well the mechanisms in the brain that support this working memory.

Attendance Fee: 1,620 yen

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Date: 2016-6-4 (Sat) 10:30 - 12:00
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Asahi Culture Center
Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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