The Working Memory Model

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1. What does the Articulatory Loop consist of?

  • changed information ready to be stored
  • the short term memory store
  • the phonological store and articulory control process
  • short duration and big capacity
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2. What are the four components of the Working Memory Model?

  • visual, spatial, acoustic and realistic models
  • language, episodic, visual and central systems
  • central executive, articulatory loop, visuospatial sketchpad and episodic buffer
  • short term memory, long term memory, sensory memory and central executive

3. What is the Visualsptial Sketchpad responsible for?

  • briefly storing visual and spatial information, which can be maintained by rehearsal and has a limited capacity
  • transferring images from STM to LTM
  • sharing out incoming information
  • maintaining a high cognitive process

4. What is the main role of the Central Exeutive?

  • distorts memories to fit with expectations
  • to decide how to allocate its resources
  • stores visual and spatial information
  • reherses information to be transferred

5. Name 3 Episodic Buffer points?

  • acoustic encoding, spatial encoding, visual encoding
  • accsesed by central executive, takes information from different sources, can draw on information from the LTM if needed for the working memory
  • illustarates how the buffer works, codes information in images, uses articulory control process
  • small capacity, long duration, controls slave systems


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