The Working Memory Model

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  • BADDELY AND HITCH 1974
  • the term working memory refers to the area of memory you use when you are working on a complex task that requires you to remember information as you go along
  • Components of the WMM:
  • CENTRAL EXECUTIVE- determines what areas of memory are used to remember certain things. It has no storage capacity
  • PHONOLOGICAL LOOP- deals with auditory info and preserves the order of the info. It consists of the phonological store and an articulatory process. The words stored are silently

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