WoMAAC animation still, depicting the three lead researchers as cartoons

WoMAAC: Working memory across the adult lifespan

the womaac project Brings together three research groups with different theories of how and why working memory changes with age

Working memory is the human ability to keep track of ongoing thoughts, plans, actions, current tasks, as well as changes around us and is essential for everyday living.

Led by Professor Robert Logie, the WoMAAC project brings together three groups of scientists who disagree with one another – a surprisingly rare occurrence in research. The groups all have different scientific theories and approaches to understanding working memory.

They are working together to gain an insight into whether all of working memory declines with age, or whether some aspects remain largely intact.

Do you enjoy a memory challenge?

Complete memory challenges and puzzles online to find out how your brain works:
WoMAAC Memory Challenges

About Robert Logie

Robert Logie is Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests lie in human memory and how it changes across the adult lifespan.

On Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2019, Robert is running interactive workshops on human memory as part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Fringe programme:

Related study programme

MSc Human Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Edinburgh

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