I. WORKING MEMORY CAPACITY IN CONTEXT: MODELING DYNAMIC PROCESSES OF BEHAVIOR, MEMORY, AND DEVELOPMENT 25
II.THE COGNITIVE DYNAMICS THEORY OF VISUAL WORKING MEMORY 56
III. EMPIRICAL TESTS OF PREDICTIONS COMPARING CAPACITY ESTIMATES ACROSS TASKS AND DEVELOPMENT 82
IV. MODEL SIMULATIONS TESTING THE REAL–TIME STABILITY HYPOTHESIS OF DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES IN VISUAL WORKING MEMORY 109
V. NEW QUESTIONS AND REMAINING CHALLENGES TO ACCOUNT FOR DEVELOPMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS IN VISUAL WORKING MEMORY 128
EXPLORING THE POSSIBLE AND NECESSARY IN WORKING MEMORY DEVELOPMENT 160
CONTRIBUTORS STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL POLICY 162
Vanessa R. Simmering is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her research program focuses on understanding cognition and development from a dynamic systems perspective by considering how multiple factors influence behavior across timescales and contexts.
Nelson Cowan is Curators′ Professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has conducted NICHD–funded research on working memory, attention, and their childhood development since 1984. His work is shaped by a philosophical interest in human consciousness combined with the hope that the findings can be useful to educators and neuropsychologists.