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Variation in Working Memory

Andrew Conway, Chris Jarrold, Michael Kane, Akira Miyake, and John Towse


Working memory — the ability to keep important information in mind while comprehending, thinking, and acting — varies considerably from person to person and changes dramatically during each person's life. Understanding such individual and developmental differences is crucial because working memory is a major contributor to general intellectual functioning. This volume offers an understanding variation in working memory by presenting comparisons of the leading theories. It incorporates views from the different research groups that operate on each side of the Atlantic, and covers working-memory ... More

Keywords: working memory, working-memory research, healthy adults, children, learning difficulties, older adults, neurological disorders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195168648
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168648.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Conway, editor
University of Princeton

Chris Jarrold, editor
Fylde College, Bristol University

Michael Kane, editor
University of North Carolina at Greensboro


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