Open Peer Commentary
Caplan & Waters: Working memory and sentence comprehension
The Resource King is dead! Long live the Resource King!
|John N. Towse a1, Graham J. Hitch a2 and Una Hutton a3|
a1 Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX United Kingdom
a2 Department of Psychology, University of Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YF United Kingdom
a3 Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX United Kingdom
Working memory span forms an important cornerstone of current
accounts of cognition, and cognitive development. We describe data
that challenge the conventional interpretation of span as a measure of
working memory capacity. We argue that the implications of these data
undermine the analysis provided by Caplan & Waters concerning the
role of working memory in sentence comprehension.