The Working Memory Model

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Central Executive
Decision Making, controls attention and problem solving.
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Phonological Loop
Stores speech based sound. Articulatory Control System: Acoustically encoded items repeated. Phonological Store: Acoustic items stored briefly.
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Visuo-spatial Scratch Pad
Stores visual and spatial information. Sets up and manipulates mental images. Operates seperately from the Phonological Loop
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Episodic Buffer
Combines information from the visuo-spatial scratch pad and the phonological loop.
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Evaluation
Strength- KF. Limitation- Central Executive is poorly explained. Useful- Multitasking. Tells us- Different stores in STM.
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Phonological Loop

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Stores speech based sound. Articulatory Control System: Acoustically encoded items repeated. Phonological Store: Acoustic items stored briefly.

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Visuo-spatial Scratch Pad

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Episodic Buffer

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Evaluation

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