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Models of working memory:Mechanisms of active maintenance and executive control (1999)

By Augusto Buchweitz

Abstract

What is working memory, anyway?’ Despite the seminal definition (Baddeley & Hitch 1974; Daneman & Carpenter 1980) of working memory (WM) being the system or mechanism at the basis of maintaining task-relevant information during the performance of a cognitive task (p. 1), and despite the familiarity of the term, addressing the question of what WM really is does not seem to be in the same ballpark of easily-put answers; it is not even in the same league.What is working memory, anyway?’ Despite the seminal definition (Baddeley & Hitch 1974; Daneman & Carpenter 1980) of working memory (WM) being the system or mechanism at the basis of maintaining task-relevant information during the performance of a cognitive task (p. 1), and despite the familiarity of the term, addressing the question of what WM really is does not seem to be in the same ballpark of easily-put answers; it is not even in the same league

Topics: English Literature; Cultural Studies, English Language; English
Publisher: UFSC
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:periodicos.ibict.br.Ilha_Desterro:oai:periodicos.ufsc.br:article/7453
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