Where did working memory come from?

This is a quick note, before I forget the last couple things that I read. Where did working memory come from? Here’s my picture so far: There’s a limit on how much random stuff you can remember at once. You don’t need science to know this; you just need random stuff that you have to […]

Here’s what I think I do differently

I just read a really interesting post called ‘Applying Variation Theory.’ It’s by a teacher from the UK who I don’t yet know, Naveen Rizvi. The core mathematics is familiar territory to teachers of algebra. To factor an expression like , you can ask yourself “what pair of numbers sum to 10 and multiply to 16?” […]

Baddeley, A. (1983). Working Memory. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 302(1110), 311-324.

I.  This paper seems to be one of, like, a dozen mostly equivalent review pieces on working memory that Baddeley has written over the years. This one strikes a nice balance between concision and context, so it’s the one I chose to read with care. Baddeley’s contribution is the idea that working memory consists of […]