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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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Previous research found that working memory can be negatively impacted by a lack of sleep.
Researchers from NUS have discovered a mechanism that could explain how the brain retains working memory when faced with distractions.
Working memory refers to the ability to concentrate on a task without being easily distracted.
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Researchers believe working memory is central to the functioning of the mind.
This volume outlines an approach to understanding and measuring working memory components and functions in first and second language learning, processing, and development, and how working memory is key in aptitude for second language acquisition, as well as the cognitive foundations of second language task planning and speech performance through the effects of working memory functions.
8) Also, stream segregation is a dynamic process that is modulated cognitively by top-down mechanisms, which involve the organization of acoustic components into perceptual object representations based on prior experiences (9) or executive processes (especially working memory capacity and attention).
However, the good news is that in healthy older individuals, and perhaps even in individuals with mild cognitive impairment, changes in working memory may be responsive to remediation.
Mindfulness-based interventions have been shown to be effective in producing beneficial effects on both physical and psychological functions, including working memory and cognitive processes such as executive functioning.
This article discusses the concept of working memory and explores how working memory-related processes in the brain change during adolescence.
The results clearly suggest that school-aged low-socioeconomic status children exhibit both verbal and visuospatial working memory deficits, possibly due to increased levels of stress.
Working memory (WM) is an individual's capacity for the short-term storage and manipulation of information (Holmes, et al.