Variation in Working Memory explores individual variation in working memory. It includes a collection of chapters by American and British experts in the field, with an overview of key sections in normal adult variation, life span development, and pathology. This is the first collection with a focus on variation in working memory, and is a significant read for anyone interested in the most up-to-date research on brain processes and human cognition.
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About the Author
Andrew R. A. Conway is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University, where he teaches quantitative methods for psychological research. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology at Union College and his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of South Carolina. He is Consulting Editor for Memory & Cognition and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition.
Christopher Jarrold is a Reader in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University of Bristol. He is a developmental psychologist with a particular interest in working memory functions in typically and atypically developing children. In 2000 he received the British Psychological Society's Neil O'Connor Award for research into developmental disabilities. He is an Associate Editor for Developmental Science and Consulting Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.
Michael J. Kane is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned is B.A. in Psychology from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in Psychology from Duke University. He is Associate Editor for Memory & Cognition, and a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Akira Miyake is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and American Psychological Society. He is Associate Editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. He is co-editor, with Ptiti Shah, of the highly regarded volume, Models of Working Memory, as well as The Handbook of Visuospatial Thinking.
John N. Towse is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lancaster. After studying at Oxford University and Manchester, he worked as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London. He is a former Secretary of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology and is currently Associate Editor for the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Table of Contents
Variation in working memory: An introduction Andrew R. A. Conway Christopher Jarrold Michael J. Kane Akira Miyake John N. Towse 3
Working memory variation reflecting normal inter- and intra-individual differences
Variation in working memory capacity as variation in executive attention and control Michael J. Kane Andrew R. A. Conway David Z. Hambrick Randall W. Engle 21
Individual differences in working memory capacity and reasoning ability Klaus Oberauer Heinz-Martin Su[beta] Oliver Wilhelm Nicolas Sander 49
Explaining the many varieties of working memory variation: Dual mechanisms of cognitive control Todd S. Braver Jeremy R. Gray Gregory C. Burgess 76
Working memory variation due to normal and atypical development
Variation in working memory due to normal development John N. Towse Graham J. Hitch 109
Variation in working memory due to typical and atypical development Christopher Jarrold Donna M. Bayliss 134
Developmental and computational approaches to variation in working memory Yuko Munakata J. Bruce Morton Randall C. O'Reilly 162
Variation in working memory across the life span Sandra Hale Joel Myerson Lisa J. Emery Bonnie M. Lawrence Carolyn DuFault 194
Working memory variation due to normal and pathological aging
Inhibitory mechanisms and the control of attention Lynn Hasher Cindy Lustig Rose Zacks 227
The executive is central to working memory: Insights from age, performance, and task variations Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz John Jonides 250
Specialized verbal working memory for language comprehension David Caplan Gloria Waters Gayle DeDe 272
Author Index 303
Subject Index 315