Torkel Klingberg: Working memory and learning

Publicerat Earlier lectures, Föreläsningsserien den kulturella hjärnan

Klingberg600Tuesday Nov 19th, Torkel Klingberg gave a lecture on working memory and learning, showing that both genes and different sorts of training influence working memory, and thus learning.

Torkel Klingberg is professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. He studies the neural basis for cognitive development during childhood and training-induced plasticity of the brain, especially working memory and attention.


A few publications:

Klingberg T,  Training and plasticity of working memory, Trends in Cognitive Science 14: 317 (2010)

Dumontheil & Klingberg, Brain activity during a visuospatial working memory task predicts arithmetical performance 2 years later Cerebral Cortex, 22:1078 (2011)

The lecture:

4 Svar på “Torkel Klingberg: Working memory and learning”

  1. henrikb

    Participants in the course ”Culture and Health” are wellcome to give comments and continue the interesting diccussions here.

  2. Annika Gunnarsson

    Thank you professor Torkel Klingberg for a interesting talk and the follow up discussion. I find your more ”popular writing” well worth reading, and I can recommend them to those of you that haven’t yet read them (Search Torkel Klingberg on Libris). The reserchresults – I think – should be better incorporrated in the educational debate on learning.

    Thanks also to Gunnar, Henrik and the participants in the course for a good discussion that we will keep alive here. I hope that we collect our different angels on all the subjects presented in the course here to be able to better connect as we learn more about our different researchfields and methods.

    For those of you that were on the seminar Tuesday 19th of November 2013 we talked quite a bit about motivation. Take a few minutes to think of how you would define the term and in what way/s you would test what motivation is and how it would be expressed in ”your thought of study”. Also think of how you would present the result visually. What if language/text and so called speechfigures ar not common denominators for different scientific fields? How do we look upon graphical and visual images and the meaning they convey when envisoning information? How do we look upon the researched correlates between culture and brain. What definition of culture is actually used and what effect does it have on the construction of the tests used to se how the plasticity of the brain is changed when exposed to ”culture”.

    I would find it most rewarding to discuss how natural science and humanistic research can find areas where knowledge mittigates freely.

    So would it be possible to have someone to lecture on so called visualisations – both from a contemporary neurological perspective and a more historically scientific perspective – since historiocity also came up as a question of defining culture and scientific research?

    All the best
    Annika Gunnarsson

  3. Susanne Rosén

    Thank you also from me.
    I hope that our discussion about motivation will continue during the course. Motivation is a very complex and multifacetted concept. I think that it necessary to study this from different perspectives. And in an interdisciplinary way.How does for example different environmental and interior factors interact and influence each other?
    Another interesting thing that we discussed was working memory and complex systems. This made me wonder if we use symbols and /or metaphors in such processes – and if so, how?

    …some thoughts from Susanne Rosén

  4. Irene Østbø

    Thank you for the recommendation on follow up readings, I will definitly search his name in libris. I miss out on this lecture, sounded like a great event!

    // Irene


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