Thursday, 27 March 2014

What is Working Memory? Speculations...

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http://iqpersonalitygenius.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/what-is-working-memory-how-does-it.html
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5 comments:

  1. Working memory = keyboard buffer.
    Holds stuff while it is being manipulated. Then it is erased.

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  2. Is there a reliable test to quantify working memory?

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  3. @BP - I would say probably not. We used reverse digit span and another quite elaborate test here

    http://www.hedweb.com/bgcharlton/tina-fry.html

    part of the problem is that WM is poorly conceptualized.

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  4. Fascinating. I skimmed the entire thesis!

    Does the fact that the concept of WM is supposed to be tied to particular regions of the brain make it harder to firmly conceptualize, or easier?

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  5. @BP - "Does the fact that the concept of WM is supposed to be tied to particular regions of the brain make it harder to firmly conceptualize, or easier?"

    Having an anatomical localization (structure function correlation) is a very valuable scientific constraint in many ways. But probably not so much in conceptualization - unless maybe knowledge of what is connected to WM is helpful in understanding its function.

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