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John T. E. Richardson, Randall W. Engle, Lynn Hasher, Robert H. Logie, Ellen R. Stoltzfus, and Rose T. Zacks

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195100990

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100990.001.0001

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The Seven Ages of Working Memory

The Seven Ages of Working Memory

(p.31) 2 The Seven Ages of Working Memory
Working Memory and Human Cognition

Robert H. Logie

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This chapter describes each of the seven “ages” or instantiations of working memory, which include the views of working memory as contemplation, as process, and as constraint of language comprehension. It evaluates which view fits best with the voluminous corpus of empirical data that has accumulated on the topic and argues that working memory is best thought of as a number of separate components. The chapter also discusses the idea that working memory acts as a gateway to long-term memory.

Keywords:   working memory, contemplation, language comprehension, empirical data, long-term memory

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