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Can we measure working memory without contamination from knowledge held in long-term memory?

  • John Sweller (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 December 1998

The metric devised by Halford, Wilson & Phillips may have considerable potential in distinguishing between the working memory demands of different tasks but may be less effective in distinguishing working memory capacity between individuals. Despite the strengths of the metric, determining whether an effect is caused by relational complexity or by differential levels of expertise is currently problematic.

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