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Working Memory Definition and Strategies for Success

Posted by Erica Warren on

Recent research suggests that working memory is one of the best indicators of academic success, so strengthening this cognitive skill can offer great benefits to struggling students.  What is Working Memory? Working memory is a short-term, cognitive function with limited capacity that gathers sensory input and memories to complete a mental activity. When sensory information reaches our conscious awareness, working memory processes the information through internal thoughts, visualizations, and one's inner voice. It acts like a mental workspace that allows one to manage attention and manipulate information.  The image below helps you to see that working memory is a vital component of executive functioning (depicted as the conductor of the brain). ...

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