Working memory studies

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  • Working memory model
    • Baddeley
      • Dual processing
        • Watch a light move on the screen either: Visual imagery task- imagine capital letter and mentally move around its angles   Verbal imagery- simple reasoning task
        • Findings: Pps partaking in visual imagery task found harder because they were accessing same store
      • Duration of Phonological Loop
        • Word length effect- pp recalled single-syllable words as these are to be said in shorter duration
        • Pp given visual presentation of words consisting of: single-syllable words or multi-syllable words
    • Separate visual and verbal stores
      • K.F- motorcycle accident left with amnesia. His visual information was normal but verbal and spoken stm damaged


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