working memory

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short-term memory

The capacity to recognise, recall and regurgitate small amounts of information (the 7 ±2 rule) shortly after its occurrence, which is divided into subsystems for verbal and visual information.

working memory

Short-term memory, see there.

working memory

The ability to store and use those facts and ideas necessary for performing immediate tasks.
See also: memory

Working memory

The memory system that relates to the task at hand and coordinates recall of memories necessary to complete it.
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Saito (1993b, Expt 2) investigated the effects of memory updating, a method used by Morris & Jones (1990), on the phonological similarity effect.
The phonological similarity effect appeared in the control condition.
and that is enough to ensure that the phonological loop is pre-empted to the extent that the phonological similarity effect disappears.
On the other hand, repeated production of a single vowel 'ah' is sufficient to abolish the phonological similarity effect (Expts 1 and 2), and Murray (1968) showed a similar effect with a single syllable 'the'.
Bishop & Robson (1989) observed the phonological similarity effect and the word-length effect in children with no articulate speech from birth and it is difficult to accept that such children have developed an adequate speech motor programme without ever having produced overt speech.
Influence of articulatory suppression and memory updating on phonological similarity effect.
The phonological similarity effects for visually presented materials were tested in three conditions (silent control, intermittent suppression and continuous suppression).
As is evident from the figure, clear phonological similarity effects were obtained in both the control condition and the continuous suppression condition but not in the intermittent condition.