Evolving Issues in Working Memory

John T.E Richardson

in Working Memory and Human Cognition

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780195100990
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846849 | DOI:

Series: Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language

Evolving Issues in Working Memory

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This chapter summarizes the main issues that have divided researchers in the field of working memory and provides an integrated account of what we have learned about working memory. The main issues of contention include the capacity of working memory, the gateway hypothesis, and the phonological loop. The findings of the study in this book reveal that working memory is a complex system responsible for the temporary storage and processing of information, and that it is structurally and functionally distinct from different forms of permanent or long-term memory.

Keywords: working memory; gateway hypothesis; phonological loop; processing of information; long-term memory

Chapter.  15994 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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