This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The two live talks at this TEDxNorrköping event have “plasticity” in common. Capabilities for problem solving and for learning (or progress) have often been regarded as (inherited) components of the personality. Both Carol S Dweck and Torkel Klingberg have made clear, that improvements of such capabilities are supported by systematic use of appropriate training and feedback. Very essential knowledge for any parent, teacher, leader and human being in general.
Torkel Klingberg’s research is focused on the development and plasticity of working memory and the research focus of his group is summarized on the group research page. Recent articles can be down-loaded from the list of publications from the group.
Torkel Klingberg was one of the founders the company Cogmed, but has currently no financial relationships with Cogmed, no stocks, no royalty and no consultancy agreements. He has published popular science books about working memory called “The overflowing brain” and recently completed a second book called “The learning brain”.
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