Type “working memory” into Google Scholar and you get nearly 2,000,000 results. Topping the list is the paper “working memory” by Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch, which has been cited more than 12,000 times since its publication in 1974. The Web of Science search engine is slightly more modest, with around 54,000 scientific publications being returned for the same search string.
But what is WM? This digital event tackled this theoretically challenging issue in a series of posts:
- #whatWM? A digital event celebrating the 9 lives of working memory
- #whatWM? e pluribus unum: Consensus despite diversity
- #whatWM? Definitions of working memory do not need provocative claims
- #whatWM? Playing ‘telephone’ with working memory or the War of the Ghosts 2.0
- #whatWM? A Response to Lewandowsky, Oberauer, Morey, and Schweppe