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Working Memory, Evolution of

  • By: Frederick L. Coolidge & Thomas Wynn
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

This entry discusses a prominent cognitive theory called working memory and discusses evidence for its evolution in the archaeological record. Working memory is a theory of cognitive function proposed by experimental psychologists Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch in 1974. In their ...