Miller’s 1956 “7 + or – 2″ was the short term memory heuristic used for a long time in lieu of anything better. I think now depending on how it’s measured, the number of items that can be remembered varies. A range of “3 sometimes 4″ comes to mind for some reason but I’m not sure for what range.

Miller’s 1956 “7 + or – 2″ was the short term memory heuristic used for a long time in lieu of anything better.
I think now depending on how it’s measured, the number of items that can be remembered varies. A range of “3 sometimes 4″ comes to mind for some reason but I’m not sure for what range.
Ah here. Yeah, 3-5 chunks. It’s not that you can’t do more but beyond that takes more effort / some tricks.
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In short: memorizing four items and struggling with #5 is:
Diagnosis: Human.

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