Working Memory

Jac.m.a.m. Oppers Jac at
Sat Jul 22 07:31:06 EST 2000

On Wed, 19 Jul 2000 15:48:29 GMT, c_thomas_wild at wrote:

>Working Memory:

If you want more detailed information about the following link :
please start with this one (Attention Deficit Disorder)

>In article <RcFROa5MXnVpovJOcD7BmtoOftjs at>,
>  Jac at wrote:
>> On Mon, 12 Jun 2000 20:17:51 +1000, "John H."
>> <johnhkm at> wrote:
>> >[[12/06/00 15:37
>> >
>> >I have been reading a bit about working memory lately but I still
>> >found a formal definition of the same. From what I can gather
>working memory
>> >is defined as the ability to hold a number of elements
>simultaneously as
>> >elements for attention. I wonder about this simultaneous bit, but
>can anyone
>> >help me here? Is working memory solely regarded as that which can be
>> >simultaneously, or does the concept allow consideration for
>movements into
>> >and our working memory over given time spans?
>> >
>> >Does a formal definition exist? If so, where can I find it?
>> >
>> >John H.
>> >Remove 4x
>> Just to offer a different (different from Danahoe & Palmer) point of
>> view for those readers who want to stay within todays popular field of
>> theoretical cognitive research, Baddeley & Hitch's tripartite Working
>> Memory model (start with : Baddeley, 1986) offers a theoretical
>> cognitive framework to methodologically support and discuss applied
>> user-system research on multimodality. This Working Memory model does
>> have a "central executive" to *co-ordinate* (a) the activity of a
>> phonological loop and (b) the handling of visio-spatial information.
>> For example, to drive a car, and simultaneously use a mobile phone,
>> will influence the controlling attential mechanism ("central
>> executive"), and probably increase the total number of accidents.

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