Outline the working memory model (6 marks)

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Baddeley & Hitch (1976) found Atkinson & Shiffrin’s model to be over simplified and that within the stores holds many other complex stores so they created the working memory model which portrays the 4 complex components that consist in the short term memory.

The first and key component in the working memory model is the Central Executive which has limited capacity and is responsible for directing data to the correct slave system that is best suited for the data and deals with cognitive tasks such as problem solving. The Visio-spatial sketchpad, also known as the inner eye, is one of the 3 slave systems that the central executive is able to send


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