Our working memory is a significant component to learning new information. Working memory is complex as it encompasses many areas of the brain. It is oftentimes considered a central executive, a phonological loop, a visiospatial sketchpad, and an episodic buffer (Willis & Mitchell, 2014). Discuss the process of working memory including the areas of the brain associated with short-term memory and encoding. Then explain two techniques you can use in your professional practice that would help improve and strengthen short-term memory. In addition to the Willis and Mitchell (2014) textbook, Chapter 9 of the Wolfe (2010) book may also be useful. As indicated in the recommended resources for this week, the Wolfe text is available from ebrary in the Ashford Library.
Book: Willis, J., & Mitchell, G. (2014). The neuroscience of learning: Principles and applications for educators. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education