Accession Number : ADA114634

Title :   Skill and Working Memory.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Chase,William G ; Ericsson,K Anders

PDF Url : ADA114634

Report Date : 30 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : A theory of skilled memory is proposed in which the size of working memory expands as skill increases. It is proposed that knowledge states in long-term memory are tagged to the current context and retrieved directly and rapidly for use in working memory. Evidence in the role of long-term knowledge structures in working memory is reviewed in several domains: (1) A memory span expert, (2) A mental calculation expert, and (3) A waiter with mnemonics skills. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Skills, *Memory(Psychology), *Learning, Theory, Coding, Mnemonics, Computerized simulation

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE