As Time Goes By

  title={As Time Goes By},
  author={Pierre Barrouillet and Val{\'e}rie Camos},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={413 - 419}
Working memory is the system devoted to the simultaneous processing and storage of information needed to perform many cognitive tasks. We present a theory that assumes that time constraints constitute the main limitation of working memory. According to our theory, processing and storage compete for attention, which constitutes a limited resource. As soon as attention is switched away, memory traces suffer from temporal decay, but they can be refreshed by bringing them back into the focus of… 

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