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Working memory and the importance of it

working memory

Working memory better test of ability than IQ, says psychology professor

by The Observer| Published on 16th December, 2012 | The Raw Story
(to read the full article click here)

‘What is working memory?
It’s the conscious processing of information…researchers have looked at how working memory plays a critical role in a whole range of different daily functions.’

Should we replace IQ tests with working memory tests?
‘…using IQ can really damage students because it privileges people from a particular socioeconomic background…working memory doesn’t do that; it is much less influenced by your parents’ education level, your postcode, the area where you grew up, and it really looks at what kind of space you have to work with knowledge.’

 

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