home > paid book/ebook

Models of Working Memory: Mechanisms of Active Maintenance and Executive Control

Customer Reviews:

Extensive review of many topics on Working Memory

By "joojo-banana" - February 12, 2000

This book presents a clear and friendly overview of the Working Memory (WM) field, but is by no way simplistic in its form. The reader will learn a lot about the system/process(es) debate, about the implication of WM in cognitive tasks, an so on. Contributors, as well as editors, are top level researchers in the domain.MUST be kown by any scientist working on the topic.

Essential reading for those seriously interested in working memory

By MEM - September 15, 2005

If you are a layperson who wants to learn more about the topic of 'human memory', this is not the book for you (as evidenced by one of the earlier reviews). However, if you are a scientist, educator or serious student who wishes to know more about the concept of working memory, this book is essential reading. The editors have done an excellent job in identifying the 8 most important issues/questions in the field and then asking the authors of the 10 most influential models to attempt to answer these questions using their model. This lets the reader see the different strengths and weaknesses of the different models (in their authors' own words) and their commonalities and differences. The editors then are kind enough to summarize the major issues on which there is consensus, what remains to be debated and useful future directions for research. There is no ultimate conclusion as there is still much work to be done.

In a nutshell, students if you want to know about working... read more

Excellent Achievement, not Failed Attempt

By Heather Motsinger - September 16, 2007

A few clarifications to correct some of the misapprehensions in previous reviews:
(1) "There are many different scientific models of how human memory works." Actually, this book concerns a small subset of these models - those based on theories of working memory that have arisen within cognitive and neurocognitive psychology in the past 3 or 4 decades. Ironically, these do not concern themselves so much with how memory works. Indeed, WM theorists emphasize that working memory it is not for memorizing , per say, and in a sense, the memory aspect of WM is somewhat peripheral to the topic. Rather WM is closely, perhaps inextricably tied to complex cognitive activities involving problem solving and reasoning, language processing, visuo-spatial thinking and decision making.
(2) The "hope" of the book's EDITORS was not to "guide the reader to the next level of enlightenment". The readers for whom this book was written are serious students of and fellow researchers within the WM... read more

Use coupon below to get discount at eCampus.com!

SHADES
$3 off textbook orders over $75

SUNBLOCK
$4 off textbook orders over $90

SUNSHINE
$5 off textbook orders over $100

Copy the coupon code before clicking the button!

AVAILABILITY
MerchantFormatPrice
Amazon USPaperback$38.87 - $62.00
eCampusPaperback$58.50 discount!
PREVIEW
Related Documents
Handbook of computer maintenance and troubleshooting

Handbook of computer maintenance and troubleshooting

$3.29

Handbook of computer maintenance and troubleshooting

The complete book of car maintenance and repair

The complete book of car maintenance and repair

$16.48

The complete book of car maintenance and repair

Biomechanics of Active Movement and Deformation of Cells: Proceedings of Institute Held in Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 1989

Biomechanics of Active Movement and Deformation of Cells: Proceedings of Institute Held in Istanbul,…

$150.15

Biomechanics of Active Movement and Deformation of Cells: Proceedings of Institute Held in Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 1989

The American Physical Therapy Association Book of Body Maintenance and Repair

The American Physical Therapy Association Book of Body Maintenance and Repair

$2.72 - $25.99

The American Physical Therapy Association Book of Body Maintenance and Repair

Proceedings of Active 99 and Proceedings of Inter-Noise 99

Proceedings of Active 99 and Proceedings of Inter-Noise 99

$73.13

Proceedings of Active 99 and Proceedings of Inter-Noise 99

Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition: Attention, Memory, and Executive Control

Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition: Attention, Memory, and Executive Control

$79.95 - $218.50

Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition: Attention, Memory, and Executive Control

Federal Power: Implications of Reduced Maintenance and Repairs of Federal Hydropower Plants

Federal Power: Implications of Reduced Maintenance and Repairs of Federal Hydropower Plants

$19.50

Federal Power: Implications of Reduced Maintenance and Repairs of Federal Hydropower Plants

Contrasting Models of State and School: A Comparative Historical Study of Parental Choice and State Control

Contrasting Models of State and School: A Comparative Historical Study of Parental Choice and State…

$97.50

Contrasting Models of State and School: A Comparative Historical Study of Parental Choice and State Control

Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control

Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control

$40.84 - $82.85

Instrumentation technicians work on pneumatics, electronic instruments, digital logic devices and computer-based process controls. Because so much of their work involves computerized devices, they ...

Mass Spectrometry in Sports Drug Testing: Characterization of Prohibited Substances and Doping Control Analytical Assays (Wiley - Interscience Series on Mass Spectrometry)

Mass Spectrometry in Sports Drug Testing: Characterization of Prohibited Substances and Doping Control…

$85.82 - $114.00

Enables you to detect, identify, and characterize hundreds of drugs that may be used by athletesMass spectrometry has become essential to sports drug testing. This book examines both the ...

loading