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Working Memory: How You Keep Things ‘In Mind’ Over the Short Term

Here's some insight on our quest to understand consciousness itself.

When you need to remember a phone number, a shopping list or a set of instructions, you rely on what psychologists and neuroscientists refer to as working memory. It’s the ability to hold and manipulate information in mind, over brief intervals. It’s for things that are important to you in the present moment but not […]