working memory

Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to working memory

memory for intermediate results that must be held during thinking

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Each subject repeated the test 16 times, and the team used their average scores to estimate their working memory performance.
Working memory is a form of short-term memory responsible for storing and managing the information required to carry out everyday cognitive tasks such as reasoning and language comprehension.
In previously published work, Khurana's team documented the flip side of the equation--how adolescents with stronger working memory were better equipped to escape progression into heavy use following initial experimentation.
The findings revealed that the levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone in your system have no impact on your working memory, cognitive bias or ability to pay attention to two things at once.
Given its central role in our mental life, and the fact that we are conscious of at least some of its contents, working memory may become important in our quest to understand consciousness itself.
Previous studies have determined that extracting speech from competing noise requires working memory resources.
Since it is normal for working memory to change as individuals grow older, recognizing the difference between the effects of healthy aging and those that might indicate more serious problems is important.
All intervention participants as well as the waitlisted controls completed a number of tests assessing working memory, perceived stress, anxiety, and mindfulness measures after the 4-week intervention period.
Working memory (WM) has become a specialised area of brain research and a large number of published studies using fMRI and EEG have contributed to our understanding of the role WM plays in for example, autism, dyslexia, and dyscalculia.
The results clearly suggest that school-aged low-SES (socioeconomic status) children exhibit both verbal and visuospatial working memory deficits, possibly due to increased levels of stress.
Because working memory (and thus attention) is not fixed, a rapidly evolving aspect of research has focused on remediating WM weaknesses.
To our knowledge, this study is the first to detect the specific brain mechanisms related to diabetes-induced working memory dysfunction," wrote Dr.
I recently just submitted a paper looking at working memory and mental health, so we had a large scale study.
Researchers at the University of Basel have reported evidence that green tea extract enhances cognitive function, in particular the working memory.
Based on the simplicity of DMTS, we predicted that brain activation would reflect a pure working memory network compared to other, more complicated tasks (such as N-Back or List Recall) which can utilize verbal strategies (e.