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The relationship between arithmetic function and working memory was examined using a dualtask paradigm for either phonological or visuo-spatial suppression. Simultaneous phonological rehearsal significantly delayed the performance of multiplication but not subtraction, whereas holding an image in the mind delayed subtraction but not multiplication. This result indicates that arithmetic function is related to working memory in a subsystem-specific manner: multiplication is more closely linked todoi:10.1016/s0010-0277(02)00010-0 pmid:11934408 fatcat:gbjzocqahvdobpn6esvg62vsym