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 Working memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A second source of the concept of working memory is the distinction between short-term memory and long-term memory.
Working memory is generally considered to have limited capacity.
After this training, measured brain activity related to working memory increased in the frontal cortex, an area that many researchers have associated with working memory functions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Working_memory   (1506 words)

  
 Working poor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In many cases, members of the working poor work at multiple part-time jobs, which require nearly full-time commitment but are classified as "part time" so some benefits, like medical insurance, are not paid by employers [5].
Working poor is a term used to describe individuals and families who maintain full-time jobs but remain in relative poverty due to low levels of pay and dependent expenses.
Sowell claimed that "census data show that most people who are working are not poor and most people who are poor are not working", and that workers who were part-time or under the age of 25 should not be counted as working poor [4].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Working_poor   (713 words)

  
 Working class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The working class is a social class often contrasted with middle class and upper class in terms of the nature of work undertaken (manual labor or skilled), the level of remuneration (typically low hourly rates although there are exceptions) and access to resources (limited access to capital, education and land).
The concept of the working class is important in Marxist, Anarchist and Socialist thought, there is a great deal of political interest in the precise definition of who the working class is. Key points of commonality amongst various ideas include the idea that there is one working class, even though it may be internally divided.
Identification of a person as a member of the working class is often based on the nature of the work performed (Blue collar/White collar) by the person, the income of the person, or the extent of formal education that the person has completed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Working_class   (1344 words)

  
 Metal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The metals are one of the three groups of elements as distinguished by their ionisation and bonding properties, along with the metalloids and nonmetals.
Some metals form a barrier layer of oxide on their surface which cannot be penetrated by further oxygen molecules and thus retain their shiny appearance and good conductivity for many decades (like aluminium, some steels, and titanium).
Traditionally, metals have certain characteristic physical properties: they are usually shiny (they have "luster"), have a high density, are ductile and malleable, usually have a high melting point, are usually hard, and conduct electricity and heat well.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metal   (662 words)

  
 Short-term memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The information held in short-term memory may be: recently processed sensory input; items recently retrieved from long-term memory; or the result of recent mental processing, although that is more generally related to the concept of working memory.
The relationship between short-term memory and working memory is differently described by various theorists, but it is generally acknowledged that the two concepts are distinct.
Within working memory models there are two short-term storage mechanisms -- the phonological loop and the visuospatial sketchpad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Short_term_memory   (883 words)

  
 Working mass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term working mass is used primarily in the aerospace field.
In most cases the working mass is separate from the energy used to accelerate it.
In more "down to earth" examples the working mass is typically provided by the Earth, which contains so much momentum in comparison to most vehicles that the amount it gains or loses can be ignored.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Working_mass   (396 words)

  
 Working dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To distinguish between show dogs that are bred primarily for their appearance in an attempt to match a breed club's detailed description of what such a breed should look like, and working dogs that are bred primarily for their ability to perform a task.
Working dogs who are chained, left alone, or ignored become bored, vocal, and even neurotic; they may exhibit malaise, lethargy, or destructive behaviour or become escape artists.
Performing dogs such as Circus dogs and dog actors are trained to perform acts that are not intrinsically useful, but instead provide entertainment to their audience or enable human artistic performances.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Working_dog   (1208 words)

  
 Working Girl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Working Girl is an Academy Award winning 1988 American romantic dramedy film which tells the story of a Staten Island secretary, Tess McGill, working in Manhattan whose ideas are stolen by her boss, Katharine Parker.
Working Girl was also made into a short-lived NBC television series in 1990, starring Sandra Bullock as Tess McGill.
When Tess goes to meet Katherine Parker on the helipad, she is carrying a stuffed gorilla, this is a direct reference to the film "Gorillas in the mist", a film that Weaver had finished a few months earlier.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Working_Girl   (461 words)

  
 Working time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peasants, often manipulated into positions of debt and disadvantage by individuals of higher social class, moved from the farms to the factories to work at labor that was tedious and dangerous, for long periods of time.
Working time is a quantity that can be measured for an individual or, in the aggregate, for a society.
Working time refers to the period of time that an individual spends at paid occupational labor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Working_week   (1634 words)

  
 Fool.com: Working Capital [How to Read a Balance Sheet]
Working capital is basically an expression of how much in liquid assets the company currently has to build its business, fund its growth, and produce shareholder value.
Working capital is simply current assets minus current liabilities and can be positive or negative.
Working Capital (Current Assets - Current Liabilities) --------------- =-------------------------------------- Market Cap.
www.fool.com /School/Valuation/WorkingCapital.htm   (1634 words)

  
 Social class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Classes are seen to have their origin in the division of the social product into a necessary product and a surplus product.
It is seen as the process of a "class in itself" moving in the direction of a "class for itself," a collective agent that changes history rather than simply being a victim of the historical process.
For example, Bourdieu seems to have a notion of high and low classes comparable to that of Marxism, insofar as their conditions are defined by different habitus, which is in turn defined by different objectively classifiable conditions of existence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_class   (2245 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Drill bit
Center drill bits are used in metalworking to provide a starting hole for a larger sized drill bit, or a conical indentation in the end of a workpiece to mount a lathe center.
The other end of the drill bit, the shank, is described in the drill bit shank article.
Cross hole countersink Side and end view of a cross hole deburrer A cross hole deburrer is a cone-shaped tool with a cutting edge provided by a hole that goes through the side of the cone.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Drill-bit   (9061 words)

  
 Models of working memory
Abstract: The authors' own definition of working memory is that it comprises those functional components of cognition that allow humans to comprehend and mentally represent their immediate environment, to retain information about their immediate past experience, to support the acquisition of new knowledge, to solve problems, and to formulate, relate, and act on current goals.
The authors believe that the field of working memory has made significant progress during the past 25 years and has reached a critical point at which detailed comparisons of different theoretical proposals are not only possible but would be tremendously beneficial for further theoretical development of working memory research.
The authors' connectionist framework represents an attempt to start developing an explicit computational model of working memory and executive control that is biologically plausible and is firmly rooted in the principles of cognitive processing in the brain.
cogweb.ucla.edu /Abstracts/Miyake_Shah_99.html   (1816 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Memory (psychology)
Working memory capacity is correlated with intelligence (as measured by intelligence tests).
Working memory declines in old age and in some types of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Most theoretical models of memory distinguish three main systems or types: sensory memory, short-term or working memory, and long-term memory.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578303/Memory_(psychology).html   (1619 words)

  
 working class - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about working class
As a Marxist term, working class is more or less synonymous with proletariat and means those workers (manual or nonmanual) whose labour is bought and exploited by the bourgeoisie in exchange for wages.
The cultural and political identity of the working class has been eroded since World War II by the introduction of new technology and the break-up of traditional communities through urban redevelopment.
Not alone because of the privacy and holiness of the subject, but because of what might have been prudery in the middle class, but which in them was the modesty and reticence found in individuals of the working class when they strive after clean living and morality.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Working+class   (281 words)

  
 Knot
For example, loop knots share the attribute of having some kind of an anchor point constructed on the standing end (such as a loop or overhand knot) into which the working end is easily hitched to using a round turn).
A bitt is a metal block with a crosspin used for tying lines to, found on docks.\n;bight :The center part of a length of rope, string, or yarn (cf knitting and knitting needle) as opposed to the ends.
Many knots, such as the bowline can be tied in either the end or the bight.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/k/kn/knot.html   (796 words)

  
 Metal Working
Metal Working Fluids are utilized to “cool” and lubricate a metal’s surface during the machining process.
There are three distinct groups of metal working fluids which are vanishing oils, coolants, and straight oils; each of these groups may be subdivided by their base oil (mineral oil, vegetable oil, and synthetic) and their additives (anti-wear, rust inhibitors, polishing, and extreme pressure).
These materials are utilized in the metal working industry on their own or as enhancements to other fluids.
www.purelube.com /products/metal_working/metal_working.html   (309 words)

  
 BrainConnection.com - Working Memory, Language and Reading - Part 1
Working memory, a short term buffer that allows us to remember things like phone numbers, is a distinct type of memory in the brain.
Baddeley's research also showed that there is a "central executive" or neural system in the frontal portion of the brain responsible for processing information in the "working memory." He coined the term "articulatory loop" for the process of rapid verbal repetition of the to-be-remembered information, which greatly helps maintain it in working memory.
Working memory is an intermediary and active memory system in the information processing area of the brain.
www.brainconnection.com /topics?main=fa/memory-language   (705 words)

  
 Working Memory
Working memory is clearly useful if you are trying to understand a spoken sentence, or remember a string of digits.
Yet another view is that short-term memory represents not one but a complex set of interacting subsystems that together are referred to as working memory.
This is a common use of working memory.
coe.sdsu.edu /eet/articles/workingmemory/start.htm   (251 words)

  
 Long-Term Working Memory
These working contexts, with their accessible information that change as the individuals continue with the task, are often informally referred to as instances of working memory.
The memory performance exhibited by subjects in standard memory tasks is clearly consistent with the view that storage of information in LTM and efficient access of that information is too unreliable to be an effective source of working memory.
To account for the large demands on working memory during text comprehension and expert performance, the traditional models of working memory involving temporary storage must be extended to include working memory based on storage in long-term memory.
www.ecs.soton.ac.uk /~harnad/Papers/Py104/ericsson.long.html   (21443 words)

  
 Working Memory and Aging
Working memory was also measured under the assumption that speed of processing might exert its effects on cognition by altering the functioning of working memory.
Working memory was assessed with the Computation Span and Listening Span tests which required the subject to remember information while processing other information.
In one line of research (1991), he did three consecutive studies that focused on the role that working memory and speed of processing play in the differences in cognition of adults depending on their age.
www.hope.edu /academic/psychology/335/webrep/workmem.html   (1200 words)

  
 Working Hours of Women in Factories
Owing to keen competition both in home and in foreign markets, the experiment was keenly watched by the firm and the conclusion that the labor cost did not increase in consequence of reduction in the working hours, was based on a thoroughly accurate and careful investigation.
Work began at eight o'clock; at noon the girls took their usual half hour for lunch; when evening came they were given only a few minutes for supper, hastily eaten while sewing.
The girl whose work was "knocking up for the Dexter" (stooping down and taking the leaves from the folding machine at a rate of speed entirely beyond her control) tired out by the long day, told the forelady that she could not work overtime the next day.
tenant.net /Community/LES/hours10.html   (5491 words)

  
 CCH Business Owner's Toolkit Working capital
Working capital represents the funds available to pay for the business's current requirements (one-year or less) and a margin of protection for a company's short term creditors.
Working capital is essential for a company to meet the continuous operational needs of doing business.
Working capital is the excess of current assets (cash, accounts receivable, and inventory) over current liabilities (short term loans and accounts payable).
www.toolkit.cch.com /pops/P99_10_1130_01.asp   (5491 words)

  
 Working Hours of Women in Factories
Owing to keen competition both in home and in foreign markets, the experiment was keenly watched by the firm and the conclusion that the labor cost did not increase in consequence of reduction in the working hours, was based on a thoroughly accurate and careful investigation.
If the law regulating the hours of work for these women should be declared unconstitutional, a rush order from a barber for a fresh supply of white coats might result in forcing them to tread their pedals fourteen or fifteen hours a day, or all night long, without rendering their employer liable to prosecution.
Work began at eight o'clock; at noon the girls took their usual half hour for lunch; when evening came they were given only a few minutes for supper, hastily eaten while sewing.
www.tenant.net /Community/LES/hours10.html   (5491 words)

  
 The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels: about the Working Class
The "inevitable pauperisation" of the working class, he claims, was "the mechanism which was to ensure" the fall of capitalism and the victory of the working class.
The working class — especially in Europe, at least for temporary periods — have won countless concessions from the capitalists, perhaps far greater than anticipated in the Manifesto, though Marx was to live to see working class representatives enter a bourgeois parliament.
The workers’ struggle "compels legislative recognition." The Manifesto gives the example of the "ten-hours bill in England", government legislation to limit the length of the working day.
www.marxist.net /marx/workingclass.htm   (1250 words)

  
 Working Dogs
In the 1800's Australian farmers bred working dogs suited to the Australian climate and farming conditions.The Kelpie was bred for working sheep, along with the German Coolie, a rarer breed.
A dog called Coil won at the 1898 Sydney sheepdog trials on three legs.An account of his brave win was written in 1924 by John Quinn: 'In 1898 the trials unearthed the greatest Trial worker seen on the Sydney Showground up to that time.
They are dedicated to their work and will work all day long, with only a brief rest.They are fast and agile, and will run across the sheeps' backs to get to the front of the mob.
www.barkingbuddies.com /tailwork.html   (1371 words)

  
 July 1995 - Range Work - Parts I & II
Range Work - Part II Last Saturday I traveled the 128 miles to Ft. Shenandoah to participate in the 1995 Mason-Dixon Skirmish.
I never do sight work based on bench work alone, however, so I'll check my offhand shooting with this load and then decide how much sight work is needed.
I decided to set out for the range soon after the Cockade in order to (1) regain some small amount of confidence in my equipment and, (2) regain confidence in myself.
www.civilwarguns.com /9507.html   (1371 words)

  
 THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- WORKING GIRL
WORKING GIRL gave Melanie Griffith the best role of her career- her performance lends total credibility to the story of a lower middle class woman striving to exceed the expectations of those around her.
In WORKING GIRL, Griffith portrays Staten Islander Tess McGill, a middle class gal with a secretarial job on Wall Street, who knows that she is destined for bigger things.
WORKING GIRL ($25) is a charming screen comedy the turned out to be a favorite with audiences and the film put actress Melanie Griffith's career on the Hollywood radar system for a couple of brief blips.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd2/reviews/working-girl-dvd.htm   (697 words)

  
 Who We Are: Careers
Working with Girl Scouts—an organization with a solid history and a growing future—means working to your full potential in a dynamic and diverse environment.
Working at Girl Scouts is more than just a career—it means making a difference in the lives of girls every day.
Girl Scout national headquarters are located in New York City, with additional locations in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. Imagine joining a group of individuals—each with their own unique skills and passions, but united by a common purpose.
www.girlscouts.org /who_we_are/careers   (171 words)

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