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working memory

n.
1. A portion of digital memory reserved for data to be temporarily stored during the running of a program. Also called working storage.
2. The part of the mind that stores and manipulates information in the short term and is responsible for planning and carrying out behavior.

working memory

n
(Psychology) psychol the current contents of a person's consciousness
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Noun1.working memory - memory for intermediate results that must be held during thinking
remembering, memory - the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
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The study was applied to a sample of 110 students from fifth in the State of Kuwait, 55 of them with learning disabilities and 55 students without, according to diagnostic procedures derived from the Discrepancy Criterion, using a number of research tools, including Raven's progressive matrices, diagnostic assessment measures for learning difficulties and working memory tests to find statistically significant differences between people with learning difficulties and people with normal working memories.
Among students with low working memories, there was little difference in performance related to either cortisol production or math anxiety, the study found.
The best sight readers combined strong working memories with decades of piano practice, the researchers found.