perception attention and short term memory deficits 2

For this Application Assignment, you explore effects of psychological and traumatic conditions on cognitive functioning.

The Assignment: (5 pages)

  • Select one of the following conditions: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), traumatic brain injury, stroke, or autism.
  • Explain the nature of the conditions in terms of the following cognitive functions: perception, attention, and short-term memory.
  • Explain effects of medications or other strategies to address one or more of these cognitive functions.

Support your Application Assignment with at least five original, peer-reviewed sources, in addition to any course material used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.

Readings

  • Baddeley, A. (2003). Working memory: Looking back and looking forward. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 4(10), 829–839.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Richmond, L. L., Morrison, A. B., Chein, J. M., & Olson, I. R. (2011). Working memory training and transfer in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 26(4), 813–822.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Jonides, J., Lewis, R. L., Nee, D. E., Lustig, C. A., Berman, M. G., & Moore, K. S. (2008). The mind and brain of short-term memory. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 193–224.
    Jonides, J., Lewis, R. L., Nee, D. E., Lustig, C. A., Berman, M. G., & Moore, K. S. , The mind and brain of short-term memory, Annual Review of Psychology. Copyright 2007 Annual Reviews, Inc. Used with permission from Annual Reviews, Inc. via the Copyright Clearance Center.

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