Individual differences in working memory and reading

  title={Individual differences in working memory and reading},
  author={Meredyth Daneman and Patricia A. Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior},
Individual differences in reading comprehension may reflect differences in working memory capacity, specifically in the trade-off between its processing and storage functions. A poor reader's processes may be inefficient, so that they lessen the amount of additional information that can be maintained in working memory. A test with heavy processing and storage demands was devised to measure this trade-off. Subjects read aloud a series of sentences and then recalled the final word of each… 

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