Working memory and intrusions of irrelevant information in a group of specific poor problem solvers.

@article{Passolunghi1999WorkingMA,
  title={Working memory and intrusions of irrelevant information in a group of specific poor problem solvers.},
  author={Maria Chiara Passolunghi and Cesare Cornoldi and S De Liberto},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={779-90}
}
An important body of evidence has shown that reading comprehension ability is related to working memory and, in particular, to the success in Daneman and Carpenter's (1980) reading and listening span test. This research tested a similar hypothesis for arithmetic word problems, since, in order to maintain and process the information, they require working memory processes. A group of children possessing average vocabulary but poor arithmetic problem-solving skills was compared with a group of… CONTINUE READING