Working Memory Model

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Australian Capital Territory - Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate Psychology (Memory) Flashcards on Working Memory Model, created by Mary :) on 06/05/2013.

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Phonological Loop An area of working memory that stores a limited number of sounds (speech-based and acoustic) received from the echoic memory and/or LTM for up to 2 seconds unless the information is rehearsed
Phonological Store A subsystem of working memory's phonological loop that holds representations of sound for up to 2 seconds; known as the 'inner ear'
Articulatory Control System A subsystem of working memory's phonological loop that holds the sounds that we want to keep or are preparing to speak, in their order, for up to 2 seconds, by subvocalising them; known as the 'inner voice'
Visuospatial Sketchpad The area of working memory that briefly stores the visual and spacial information that is received from sensory memory or LTM
Episodic Buffer An area of working memory that briefly stores a limited amount of sound-based information from the phonological loop and visual and spacial information from the visuospatial sketchpad with information retrieved from the LTM, and integrates it into a single multidimensional representation or 'episode'
Central Executive An area of working memory that monitors, coordinates and integrates information received from the phonological loop, visuospatial sketchpad, episodic buffer and LTM
Working Memory According to Baddeley and Hitch, an active system of STM that stores and manipulates a limited amount of information needed to perform cognitive tasks
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