The Working Model Of Memory Developed By Baddeley And Hitch

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The working model of memory was developed by Baddeley and Hitch in 1974. It suggests that short term memory is made up of different stores. The central executive is the first component in the system and monitors incoming data and allocates tasks to the other slave systems. It has no storage ability and has limited capacity; this was shown in Baddeley (1996) where participants were asked to tap on a keyboard while reciting the alphabet, counting from one or alternating letters and numbers. Baddeley found the random stream from the keyboard was less random when the participant was carrying out the third activity as the tasks are competing for the same central executive resources. Next is the episodic buffer. This is a general space for both
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