Essays Tagged: "Working memory"

Memory Retention This essay was designed to give background on the information-processing approach of cognition

manageable. First, there may be a distinction made between long term memory, short term memory, and working memory. Within the long-term memory, there are two main divisions: semantic and episodic mem ...

(5 pages) 129 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Psychological Review of Miller G.A.'s: "The magical number 7 plus or minus two: Some limits on our capacity for processing information."

George Miller explains that first, the span of absolute judgment and the span of immediate memory require strict limitations on the amount of information that we are able to receive, process, ...

(1 pages) 52 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Short Term Memory Concept Paper

mation until it is stored into the long-term memory.Short term memory is also roughly known as the "working memory" or conscious thought. As I am reading this, the information is flowing into and out ... emory. When you are talking or answering questions on an exam, the information must be brought into working memory for you to manipulate, and your words and answers come out of working memory (APA Sho ...

(2 pages) 95 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Emotion-Induced Amnesia in Rats: Working Memory Specific Impairment, Corticosterone-Memory Correlation, and Fear Versus Arousal Effects on Memory.

like studying for a test (Adelson). You learn the material and have to remember it come test time. Working memory (short-term memory) is dependent on the hippocampus to remember newly acquired info ( ... experiments in this study; the first one used three groups of rats, two of which were used to test working memory. The third group tested reference memory. This was important because if the data from ...

(4 pages) 33 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Determining a Computer's Speed

d and the RAM.To start the effect of the RAM is discussed. RAM stands for Random Access Memory, the working memory in a computer. As a computer runs programs and works with data, it uses RAM to store ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Memory And Aging

long term memory (Winocur, COCR 938, Program 4). A concept closely related to short term memory is working memory which, however, refers to the more complex attentional capacity for simultaneously st ... mation needed during cognitive performances. However, although short term memory is well preserved, working memory is strongly affected by aging. This dissociation has been explained in terms of the l ...

(6 pages) 214 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Comorbidity Between Reading Disability and ADHD

hers hypothesized that "ADHD would be associated with deficits on measures of inhibition and verbal working memory but not on measures of the ability to shift cognitive set. In contrast [they] predict ... ith either no executive functioning (EF) deficits at all, or mild EF deficits on measures of verbal working memory (160)." The current study took place at the Colorado Learning Disabilities Re ...

(5 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Older workers' attitude and training

ally (Pillay et al. 2003).Computer-based work tends to increase cognitive load and hence the use of working memory, which also shows a decline with age (Birdi & Zaph 1997). Beside that, older work ... ith age (Birdi & Zaph 1997). Beside that, older workers take longer to adapt to a new system of working and they are also less likely to be initially familiar with computers (Warr cited in Birdi & ...

(6 pages) 39 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Effects of Music-elicited Emotion on Long-term Memory

repository of one's permanent memory. As Berk (2006) stated that the longer we hold information in working memory, the greater likelihood that it will transfer to the third, and then the largest stor ... es, feels, compares, computes and reasons rake place. The process that controls movement going from working memory into the long term storage is called encoding, while retrieval or remembering is the ...

(9 pages) 20 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Summary, Discussion and Evaluation of the article 'Capacity of bottle-nosed dolphins for generalization based on a relative sign'

questions about (1) the abilities of animals to represent their own recently performed behaviors in working memory, (2) the general accessibility of these representations, and (3) the ability of such ... s of the study is that dolphins can retain internal representations of their recent past actions in working memory and that they can use those to recreate past actions. Those representations must be f ...

(10 pages) 506 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

Final Stages Scenario

e ignoring others that are irrelevant" (Santrock, 2008, p. 394).Furthermore, it has been found that working memory also declines with age. Working memory is a type of memory that stores information in ... last few years with people who have been important to them all through their life. Such a small networking circle could include, family, grand children, very close friends.Furthermore, Death is one o ...

(5 pages) 36 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Cognitive structures and processes involved in learning

s the memory process into three distinct memory systems, namely, sensory memory, short-term memory (working memory) and long-term-memory. These memory systems perform specific tasks and are interrelat ... second memory system is the short-term-memory. The term short-term-memory has been revised to being working memory because information is not simply stored but is rearranged and manipulated with limit ...

(6 pages) 54 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Cognitive Learning Theory

f this theory is that people control their own learning (Blanton 2007).According to Blanton (2007), working memory is the place where information currently being attended is stored. The place where th ... ects it to other information. Sensory register and long term memory both provide information to the working memory. Often this happens at the same time. Regardless of input source, data stored in work ...

(3 pages) 42 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy