Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Developmental evidence for working memory as activated long-term memory

Sergio Morra a1
a1 DISA, Sezione Psicologia, Università di Genova, 16126 Genova, Italy


There is remarkable agreement between Ruchkin et al.'s psychophysiological views and my own model, based on developmental-experimental evidence, of working memory as activated long-term memory (LTM). I construe subvocal rehearsal as an operative scheme that maintains order information and demands attentional resources. Encoding and retrieving operations also demand attention. Another share of resources is used for keeping activated specific LTM representations.