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Models of working memory:Mechanisms of active maintenance and executive control (1999) Models of working memory:Mechanisms of active maintenance and executive control (1999)

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Author(s): Augusto Buchweitz

Journal: Ilha do Desterro
ISSN 0101-4846

Issue: 43;
Start page: 193;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: English Language | English

ABSTRACT
What is working memory, anyway?’ Despite the seminal definition (Baddeley & Hitch 1974; Daneman & Carpenter 1980) of working memory (WM) being the system or mechanism at the basis of maintaining task-relevant information during the performance of a cognitive task (p. 1), and despite the familiarity of the term, addressing the question of what WM really is does not seem to be in the same ballpark of easily-put answers; it is not even in the same league. What is working memory, anyway?’ Despite the seminal definition (Baddeley & Hitch 1974; Daneman & Carpenter 1980) of working memory (WM) being the system or mechanism at the basis of maintaining task-relevant information during the performance of a cognitive task (p. 1), and despite the familiarity of the term, addressing the question of what WM really is does not seem to be in the same ballpark of easily-put answers; it is not even in the same league.
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