Anne-Laure Le Cunff, PhD candidate at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
The brain has different kinds of memory, including sensory memory, working memory, and long-term memory. Information may only be stored in long-term memory after first being processed by working memory. However, working memory is inherently limited in capacity and duration. Cognitive load refers to the used amount of working memory resources, which may affect the way we learn.
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