Variation in Working Memory

Variation in Working Memory

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ISBN-13: 9780190290689
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/03/2007
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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


Contributors     xvii
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

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