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Working Memory Model
Baddley and Hitch

More complex than the multi-store memory model

Working memory replaced short term memory

Not a unitary store

Different systems for different information

Explanation of how memory functions rather than the structure

Central executive, phonological loop, Visio-spatial sketchpad

Central executive: drives the whole system, allocates…

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Central executive Phonological Visuo-Spatial Episodic
Loop Sketchpad Buffer
Information Any Sound Images/Spaces Any
Function Control other components/ Stores and Manipulates Integrates
Synthesise repeats images information
information/planning/problem sounds from
solving. different
Testing Problem solving/generating Verbal Visual imagery
Tasks random information reasoning


For working memory model
Baddley and Hitch:


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For visuo spatial sketchpad

-PPS had to imagine the letter E and use the words `Yes' and `No' as `left' and `right' when
telling someone else to draw out the letter. At the same time the PPs had to track the
movement of a dot of line with a…


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