The development of working memory

Spencer, John P. ORCID: (2020) The development of working memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29 (6). pp. 545-553. ISSN 0963-7214

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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.

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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: 26 Mar 2024 10:30
DOI: 10.1177/0963721420959835


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