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Working memory

Your working memory is the 'blackboard of your mind'. You use it when adding up a bill or thinking up a sentence. To do any of these things, you need to instantly retrieve and use many different bits of information. Many researchers think that working memory is the key to human intelligence - enabling us to solve problems and plan ahead.

She needs her working memory to plan her next move.
She needs her working memory to plan her next move.
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