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Central executive

Monitors and coordinates all other mental functions in working memory

- limited capacity
- no capacity to store data


Episodic buffer

-Receives input from many sources temporary

-stores this information and then integrates it

-Construct a mental episode of what is being experienced


Phonological loop

Encodes speech sounds in working memory, typically involving maintenance rehearsal

split into two slave sections
- Phonological Store
Stores words you've heard
-Articulatory process
Stores words you've seen or heard and repeats them for maintenance rehearsal


Visuo-spatial sketchpad

Codes visual information in terms of separate objects as well as the arrangement of these objects in our visual field.

Split into two slave sections
- Visual cache
Stores information about visual items : Colour and form
- Inner scribe
The manipulation of visual images