Working memory updating

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Atkinson’s and Shiffrin’s (1968) multi-store model was extremely successful in terms of the amount of research it generated.

The NBACK training program trains the monitoring function of working memory – the ability to retain information and continuously update it.

In the NBACK training program the client sees a representation of a digital picture frame on his screen.

The modeling results imply that WMC is a strong predictor of WMU skills in general, although some component processes-in particular, substitution skills-were independent of WMC.

Hence, the reported predictive power of WMU measures may rely largely on common WM functions also measured in typical WMC tasks, although substitution skills may make an independent contribution to predicting higher mental abilities.

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