The Limits Of (Working) Memory

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Working memory is the brain’s ability to remember information temporarily. Research by Schapiro et al. suggests that working memory has its limits, perhaps even a capacity that a person can hit. In their experiments, they noted that people used different techniques to remember the positions of numerous coloured disks. However, they found that people performed terribly after being asked to memorise the position of five disks, which suggests that working memory’s capacity affects all people equally regardless of memorisation technique. Read full article here

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