The working memory is proposed to consist of a central executive function which holds some sort of a priority queue of tasks for the phonological loop and the visuospatial sketchpad, which are responsible for auditory and visual short time memory processing.

The central executive exerts some sort of intentionality that may or might assign tasks of its own volition to its workshorses mentioned above.

The phonological loop is doing the soundprocessing, for instance repetitions of a word for learning. It seems that even read words are translated to sounds and assigned to this function.

The visuospatial sketchpad is were our visual and spatial information is processed. The sketchpad is capable of containing three dimensional representations of objects and spaces, and to manipulate them for our inner eye.

The long-term memory is proposed to be divided into the episodic and the semantic memory.

The episodic memory is supposed to contain personally experienced knowledge, and is generally accepted as necessary for us to be able to imagine a personal future as well as remembering a past.

The semantic memory is supposed to contain general facts about words, symbols, concepts and objects. This is the content for language.

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