The Working Memory Model.

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Who proposed the Working Memory Model?
Baddeley & Hitch (1974)
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What kind of memory does the WMM focus on?
STM
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What are the 4 key components in the WMM?
Central Executive; Phonological loop; Visuospatial Sketchpad; Episodic buffer.
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What does the Central Executive do?
Directs attention to particular tasks & determines which slave systems are allocated to tasks.
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What does the phonological loop do?
Deals with auditory information and preseves the order of information.
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What was the phonological loop further subdivided into?
Phonological store (inner ear) and articulatory process (inner voice)
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When is the visuospatial sketchpad used?
When planning a spatial task.
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Who subdivided the visuospatial sketchpad into the visual cache and inner scribe?
Logie.
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What is the function of the episodic buffer?
Extra storage system, integrating info from all other stores.
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AO2: What case study can be used as research support for the WMM?
KF (phonological loop was damaged)
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What has the concept of working memory been useful in?
The diagnosis of mental illness.
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What is a limitation of the WMM?
Central executive does not explain anything and needs to be more clearly specified.
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Who studied EVR who has a cerebal tumour removed and found that his CE was still intact?
Eslinger & Damasio (1985)
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What is another criticism of the WMM?
Only focuses on STM.
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