What's the difference between short term memory and working memory? Is there any physiological difference?like difference in neural network formation? Thx!!
Yes, STM and WM are often used interchangeably.Working memory is the use and processing of short-term memories for effecting behaviors. So, for example, if you walk into a new building, the direction you turn at each hall is in your short-term memory. Needing to process that information to reverse your path to get back out is working memory. Though, I think I've also seen them used interchangeably at times.