Packiam Alloway, T., Gathercole, S.E. and Pickering, S.J. (2006) Verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory in children: Are they separable? Child Development, 77 (6). pp. 1698-1716. ISSN 0009-3920
This study explored the structure of verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory in children between ages 4 and 11 years. Multiple tasks measuring 4 different memory components were used to capture the cognitive processes underlying working memory. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the processing component of working memory tasks was supported by a common resource pool, while storage aspects depend on domain-specific verbal and visuospatial resources. This model is largely stable across this developmental period, although some evidence exists that the links between the domain-specific visuospatial construct and the domain-general processing construct were higher in the 4- to- 6-year age group. The data also suggest that all working memory components are in place by 4 years of age.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Psychology (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||10 Jul 2009 09:44|
|Last Modified:||10 Jul 2009 09:44|
|Publisher:||Blackwell Publishing Ltd|