Working memory is the memory that is stored briefly and manipulated. We use it to read sentences, do math problems, and remember what a room looks like when we look away. This type of memory is severely impaired for individuals with ADHD. Working memory deficit is identified as the core cause of ADHD. Working memory deficits are correlated with poor academic performance.
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