Evidence supporting the WMM

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  • Created on: 02-11-14 20:59
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  • Evidence supporting the WMM
    • Doing two tasks using the same or different components
      • Task 1 occupied the CE, task 2 involved either the articulatory loop or both the CE and the AL or no additional task
        • Task 1 was slower when given a task involving both the CE and AL
        • Speed on task 1 was the same whether using the articulatory loop or no extra task.
          • Doing two tasks that involve the same component causes difficulty. When different components are used performance is not affected.
            • Task 1 was slower when given a task involving both the CE and AL
    • Central Executive
      • The same brain areas were active in either dual- or single-tasks conditions
        • Significantly more activation in the dual-task condition indicating that increased attentional needs were reflected in brain activity
    • Phonological loop and articulatory process
      • People cope better with short words than long words in working memory
        • PL holds the amount of information you can say in 2 seconds
      • Word Length effect disappears if a person is given an articulatory suppression task
        • The repetitive task means you can't rehearse the shorter words more quickly than the longer ones
    • Visuo-spatial sketchpad
      • Given difficult task (1) and easy task (2) whilst doing a visual tracking task
    • Episodic Buffer
      • Shown words and then asked for immediate recall, better when sentences (related words) than unrelated words
        • Immediate memory store for items that aren't visual, phonological and that draw on long-term memory
    • Brain Damaged Patients
      • SC-unable to learn word pairs that were presented out loud


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