Short Term or Working Memory

Working memory is the “bridge” between the information collected using our senses and stored in sensory memory, and long-term memory where information can be later retrieved. Working memory is commonly associated with consciousness, and is where we can work on multiple activities simultaneously. While not part of long term memory, by applying a computer model to working memory we would arrive at a parallel processing model because of this “multi-tasking” nature.

Working memory is the portion of memory which sensory data enters from the various sensory memory areas. For example…

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Eden Hare

Eden is the co-author of seven books and author of more than 100 articles and book chapters in technical, management, and information security publications.