The Working Memory Model

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What kind of memory is this concerned with?
STM, or immediate memory
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Who was the researcher who proposed all of this and when?
Baddeley And Hitch, 1974
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What does the central executive do?
Allocates tasks to the slave systems, it has a limited capacity and no storage
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What does the phonological loop?
Deals with all of the audio information
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What are the two parts to the Phonological loop?
The Phonological store and the articulatory process
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What does the phonological store do?
Holds all of the words for the phonological loop
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What does the articulatory process do?
Performs maintenance rehearsal for the phonological loop
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What does the visuo-spatial sketchpad do?
Plans a spatial task (moving room) or deals with visual information (what things look like)
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What are the two parts of the Visuo-spatial sketchpad?
Visual cache and the inner scribe
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What does the Visual cache do?
Focus's on form and colour of objects
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What does the inner scribe do?
Spatial relations of the arrangement of objects
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What is the episodic buffer?
Records events as and when they happen, which links from the STM to the LTM. This integrates information from all three systems.
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EVALUATION: Evidence from brain damaged patients - Strength
KF-Damage to phonological loop, he had problems with words and not sounds (piano player)
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EVALUATION: Evidence from brain damaged patients - Limitation
Case studies normally come from brain damaged patients, unreliable because of the effects of the trauma,
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