Flashcards in AS MEMORY - WORKING MEMORY MODEL Deck (5)
Describe the first component of the WMM
Information enters the central executive from the sensory register (as WMM is all about the diff types of STM). The CE monitors incoming info from diff stores of the SR and allocates tasks to the two slave systems as it has in itself a very limited capacity. The coding of the CE is modality free.
Describe the second component of the WMM (normally RHS of your diagrams!)
The phonological loop deals with auditory info and is a slave system to the CE. The PL is split up into the phonological store (inner ear), which holds words heard, and the articulatory process (inner voice), which allows maintenance rehearsal. Capacity is thought to be what you can say in about 2 secs.
Describe the third component of the WMM (normally LHS of your diagrams!)
The visuo-spatial sketchpad is responsible for visual and spatial info, and has a capacity of 3 to 4 items. VSS can be broken up into the visual cache (responsible for visual info) and the inner scribe (records placement of objects in the visual field).
Describe the fourth component of the WMM
The episodic buffer processes and integrates info from all other stores and links to the LTM. EB has a capacity of about 3-4 chunks of info at a time.