a working memory

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Can someone help me with this phrase. "a working memory" How would you translate into spanish.

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updated SEP 5, 2008
posted by Dolores-N-Morales

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samdie said:

Eddy said:

Gus said:

is working memory the same as short term memory?

Hi GusI would say no after reading this extract I came across recently. Others, however, might disagree.Working Memory vs Short Term MemoryFor the longest time, I thought that working memory and short term memory were the same thing. I am now starting to see that they might not be. After doing preliminary research into the matter, the best explanation I can come up with is this:Working memory is what you do with stuff in your short term memory.For example, let's say you have to memorize this number: 132512. You would use your short term memory for that. Now, let's say not only do you have to remember it, but you also have to say the number out loud in reverse order once you remember it. In this case, saying 215231 would call upon your working memory.I suppose it's all short term memory in that once you're done, you don't remember the forward or reverse number, but I think it's important to know at the very least their definitional differences (as put forth by some memory professionals).

Sounds like your CPU as opposed to your RAM.

Hi Samdie
I have aways thought that analogy very appropriate but better allied to short term memory and long term memory, ie RAM and hard drive. As you get older, your short term memory gets worse. Tell me a name and within 5 minutes it is gone, terrible when playing golf with newly met people. I can, however, derive the equations for the generated EMF of a DC machine and for a quadratic equation, both from first principles and both learnt about 50 years ago. Until I can transport the information from RAM to hard drive, then I have no hope of recall.

updated SEP 5, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Eddy said:

Gus said:

is working memory the same as short term memory?

Hi Gus

I would say no after reading this extract I came across recently. Others, however, might disagree.

Working Memory vs Short Term Memory

For the longest time, I thought that working memory and short term memory were the same thing. I am now starting to see that they might not be. After doing preliminary research into the matter, the best explanation I can come up with is this:

Working memory is what you do with stuff in your short term memory.

For example, let's say you have to memorize this number: 132512. You would use your short term memory for that. Now, let's say not only do you have to remember it, but you also have to say the number out loud in reverse order once you remember it. In this case, saying 215231 would call upon your working memory.

I suppose it's all short term memory in that once you're done, you don't remember the forward or reverse number, but I think it's important to know at the very least their definitional differences (as put forth by some memory professionals).


Sounds like your CPU as opposed to your RAM.

updated SEP 5, 2008
posted by samdie
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Gus said:

is working memory the same as short term memory?

Hi Gus
I would say no after reading this extract I came across recently. Others, however, might disagree.

Working Memory vs Short Term Memory
For the longest time, I thought that working memory and short term memory were the same thing. I am now starting to see that they might not be. After doing preliminary research into the matter, the best explanation I can come up with is this:

Working memory is what you do with stuff in your short term memory.

For example, let's say you have to memorize this number: 132512. You would use your short term memory for that. Now, let's say not only do you have to remember it, but you also have to say the number out loud in reverse order once you remember it. In this case, saying 215231 would call upon your working memory.

I suppose it's all short term memory in that once you're done, you don't remember the forward or reverse number, but I think it's important to know at the very least their definitional differences (as put forth by some memory professionals).

updated SEP 5, 2008
posted by Eddy
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is working memory the same as short term memory'

updated SEP 5, 2008
posted by 00769608
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Thank you for the help. I really appreciate it.

updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by Dolores-N-Morales
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Eddy said:

Dolores N. Morales said:

Sorry. Here is part of the paragraph having to do with a test given to children that are deaf or hard of hearing. " Th WISC-IV yields Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Rreasoning, Working Memory and Processing Speed Indexes that can provide additional information on a student's performance." Th student was administered subtests in all the indexes except for Working Memory

Hi DoloresMy take would be "una memoria funcional"

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updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by Dolores-N-Morales
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I agree with Eddy. In Spain in Psychology the common term is "memoria funcional" para traducir "working memory". However, others use sometimes "memoria de trabajo" too.

updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Dolores N. Morales said:

Sorry. Here is part of the paragraph having to do with a test given to children that are deaf or hard of hearing. " Th WISC-IV yields Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Rreasoning, Working Memory and Processing Speed Indexes that can provide additional information on a student's performance." Th student was administered subtests in all the indexes except for Working Memory

Hi Dolores
My take would be "una memoria funcional"

updated AGO 19, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Sorry. Here is part of the paragraph having to do with a test given to children that are deaf or hard of hearing. " Th WISC-IV yields Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Rreasoning, Working Memory and Processing Speed Indexes that can provide additional information on a student's performance.
" Th student was administered subtests in all the indexes except for Working Memory

updated AGO 18, 2008
posted by Dolores-N-Morales
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Dolores, you'll get much better answers if you give some context. I'm not completely sure what "a working memory" means here, and I'd rather not have to guess.

updated AGO 18, 2008
posted by 00bacfba