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The construct of the cental executive was developed by Baddeley as a core component of his model of working memory[1]. He had adopted the idea from earlier work by Norman and Shallice (1986)[2]

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  1. Baddeley AD (1986). Working memory, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. Norman, D. A., & Shallice, T. (1986). Attention to action: Willed and automatic control of behaviour. In R. J. Davidson & G. E. Schwartz & D. Shapiro (Eds.), Consciousness and self-regulation. Advances in research and theory (Vol. 4, pp. 1-18). New York: Plenum Press.

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