A few tidbits about your working memory that aren't included in the above video (all are quoted from Matlin's Cognition (avail), which I highly recommend if you are interested in learning about memory, problem-solving, and creativity. It is the textbook I use for my juniors and seniors in collegiate cognitive psychology classes:
- Working memory is the brief, immediate mem- ory for the limited amount of material that you are currently processing; part of working memory also actively coordinates your ongoing mental activities. In other words, working memory lets you keep a few itemsactive and accessible, so that you can use them for a wide variety of cognitive tasks (Baddeley, 2007; Baddeley et al., 2009; Hassin, 2005; Pickering, 2006b).
- You are reading this to yourself using the phonological loop of your working memory. Working memory (originally called short-term memory) is the very brief, immediate memory for material that we are currently processing.
- Working memory (originally called short-term memory) is the very brief, immediate memory for material that we are currently processing.
a book about working memory activities