Working memory is a thinking skill that focuses on “memory in action”—the ability to juggle and manipulate multiple bits of information at the same time. For example, you are using your working memory during a conversation as you remember details and respond based on the information you received. You are using your working memory as you recall the steps of a recipe while preparing a dish.
Working memory allows you to store and use temporary information to carry out cognitive tasks like language, comprehension, reading, learning or reasoning. Think of it as a temporary sticky note in your brain that holds new information so that the brain can work with it briefly or connect it with other information.
Every day we use our working memory to complete our tasks and learn new things.