Bernard Baars and Stan Franklin. “How conscious experience and working memory interact”. Trends in Cognitive Sciences Vol7 No.4 April2003.
Active components of classical working memory are conscious, but traditional theory does not account for this fact. Global Workspace theory suggests that consciousness is needed to recruit unconscious specialized networks that carry out detailed working memory functions. The IDA model provides a fine-grained analysis of this process, specifically of two classical workingmemory tasks, verbal rehearsal and the utilization of a visual image. In the process, new light is shed on the interactions between conscious and unconscious
aspects of working memory.