working memory

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working memory

(storage, architecture)
The parts of main memory (RAM) currently in use.

In a production system, working memory contains the facts, both initial and generated.
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Recent research has shown that people with schizophrenia simply hold fewer items in their working memories, rather having an inability to disregard unimportant items, as previously thought.
Many questions remain unanswered, Kareev says, such as whether people with particularly weak working memories notice that they jump to false conclusions about apparent regularities fairly often and become more cautious as a result.
Research suggests that individuals with good working memories tend to have better jobs and relationships.