Are differences in working memory development associated with crashes involving young drivers?

September 13, 2019

What The Study Did: This study of 84 young drivers looked at the association between motor vehicle crashes and differences in the development of working memory, which is critical to awareness of hazards while driving.

Authors: Elizabeth A. Walshe, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11421)

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Are differences in working memory development associated with crashes involving young drivers?
This study of 84 young drivers looked at the association between motor vehicle crashes and differences in the development of working memory, which is critical to awareness of hazards while driving.

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