One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The part of short-term memory that is concerned with immediate conscious perceptual and linguistic processing.
- ‘Since James's time, it has been variously called immediate memory, short-term memory, and working memory.’
- ‘The statistical methods used to examine these data can give people scores on verbal comprehension, perceptual organization, working memory, and processing speed.’
- ‘Short-term memory and working memory were measured because memory could affect the children's writing performance.’
- ‘It is argued here that both the perceptual and working memory stages can have their own levels of complexity.’
- ‘The battery included tests of short-term memory, working memory, ideational fluency and verbal learning.’
- 1.1Computing An area of high-speed memory used to store programs or data currently in use.
- ‘It is the primary working memory in a computer used for the temporary storage of programs and data and in which the data can be accessed directly and modified.’
- ‘Whereas gzip uses only 32 kilobytes of working memory during compression, rzip can use up to 900 megabytes, but that's okay because memory is getting cheaper and cheaper.’
- ‘In the same way that a computer with a larger working memory can crank through problems more quickly, people with a greater capacity for holding images in their heads are expected to have better reasoning and problem-solving skills.’
- ‘It contains also 50 percent more internal working memory, supporting the next-generation operating systems, such as Microsoft Longhorn.’
- ‘Like RAM, the information stored in working memory is dumped when it is no longer needed.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.