Research project Is it possible to train our memory by speaking two or more languages or by choosing professions requiring high mental load? Previous research studies in this field are limited and the results sprawling. In this study we aim to answer relevant questions within these research fields.
In the research community there is an ongoing discussion whether it is possible to train attention and memory. Research shows that among people who speak two or more languages and people who work / worked a long time in occupations that require high mental load perform better on certain memory tasks and seems also to establish some form of protection against dementia. In this project we aim to investigate questions like these by studying individuals' performances in attention and memory tasks over time, through both an existing database (Betula database) and a new longitudinal data collection.
Knut and Alice Wallenbergs Foundation, 2015-2020: SEK 5,000,000