The nature of processing in working memory : temporal-contextual cues and characteristics
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The primary-secondary memory hypothesis proposes that processing in working memory requires maintaining activated representations in a capacity-limited primary memory while re-accessing representations from secondary memory that have been displaced when the limits of primary memory have been exceeded. An implication is that simple span list lengths that exceed primary memory involve the same temporal-contextual search of secondary memory that is utilized in all trials of a complex span task. A series of experiments tested whether a) temporal-contextual cues could successfully elicit items that ...