Working memory: Short-term (recent) memory.
Working memory is a system for temporarily storing and managing the information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension. Working memory is involved in the selection, initiation, and termination of information-processing functions such as encoding, storing, and retrieving data.
One test of working memory is memory span, the number of items, usually words or numbers, that a person can hold onto and recall. In a typical test of memory span, an examiner reads a list of random numbers aloud at about the rate of one number per second. At the end of a sequence, the person being tested is asked to recall the items in order. The average memory span for normal adults is 7 items.
Working Memory . Contemporary cognitive research, summarized in Salisbury (1990), has stressed the critical importance of the working memory. Working memory is critically ...
Curator: Prof. Alan Baddeley, University of York, UK Curator: Prof. Graham J. Hitch, Department of Psychology, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
Working memory: Short-term (recent) memory. Working memory is a system for temporarily storing and managing the information required to carry out complex cognitive tasks ...
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