Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Pure short-term memory capacity has implications for understanding individual differences in math skills

Steven A. Hecht a1 and Todd K. Shackelford a1
a1 Division of Science, Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL 33314


Future work is needed to establish that pure short-term memory is a coherent individual difference attribute that is separable from traditional compound short-term memory measures. Psychometric support for latent pure short-term memory capacity will provide an important starting point for future fine-grained analyses of the intrinsic factors that influence individual differences in math skills.