Skill and Working Memory.
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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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