Activity 2: Working memory and long term memory strategies

The information flow theory explains the process going on in human brains by using a computer analogy. Sensory input from peripherals is brought to the working memory, where information is organized then channeled to proper routes. There are “filters” and “noise cancelling” mechanisms in our working memory that removes unnecessary information. Moreover, information is verified with variety of sources. Information coming from the sense of sight, sound, smell, and touch are processed and organized to make sense of the information entering our brains.


You can test your working memory here and see how much information you can have in your working memory at one time.



Peter Doolittle’s Ted presentation about working memory is also worth watching about the working memory. He flushes audience’s working memory by making do difficult task. It is interesting to know how our protoplasmic neuron connections can be deceived by small tricks.

There are two more videos about the working memory.

Reflection: Please respond following questions using any media of expression, you may use text, video, audio or graphic. Please embed your media in your blog post and

As a teacher, what do you suggest few things that we should do to make better use of student’s working memory. Have you tried something and how was your experience.