Working memory is used for temporarily storing and manipulating information. It is critical for keeping your train of thought, making a point and just generally figuring things out. It has also been linked to aspects of fluid intelligence.
• Learning and reasoning
• IQ and intelligence
• Working with information in your head
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Reinforcing the neural networks involved with accessing and using knowledge can have the positive “side effect” of increasing confidence.
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