The Development of Working Memory

Spencer, John P. (2020) The Development of Working Memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science. ISSN 0963-7214

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Abstract

Working memory is a central cognitive system that plays a key role in development, with working memory capacity and speed of processing increasing as children move from infancy through adolescence. Here, I focus on two questions: What neural processes underlie working memory, and how do these processes change over development? Answers to these questions lie in computer simulations of neural-network models that shed light on how development happens. These models open up new avenues for optimizing clinical interventions aimed at boosting the working memory abilities of at-risk infants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive development,cognitive intervention,development,infancy,neural networks,working memory,psychology(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 23:58
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 23:55
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77320
DOI: 10.1177/0963721420959835

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