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    Role of Memory Functions in Critical Thinking Skill Development

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    The role of attention and memory in development of critical thinking skill is discussed in a brief / short essay answer format with references,

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    Developing critical thinking skills takes happen over time. A lot of research studies have been done on the role of attention and memory functions as evidence for critical thinking skill.

    Both attention and memory functions of the human brain are interdependent on many other functions. Executive functioning involves both attention and memory. When a normal individual's stores new received information, accuracy of such memory storage is heavily dependent on the attentiveness with which the information gets received.

    After that, short term memories become long term memories and from there, they can be accessed or retrieved in ...

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    Attention and memory are discussed, especially concerning their importance to developing the skill of critical thinking.