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  • Capacity In STM (MILLER)
    • Information
      • Reviewed psychology research
        • investigations into various cognitive ability
          • Easily distinguish 3 notes but struggle after 5
      • dots flashed on screen
        • Remember 5 or 6 easily
          • more than that accuracy decreases
    • Findings
      • SUGGEST - span of absolute judgement & immediate memory is about 5/6 items
    • Lead us to expect
      • if you have to remember a string of letters. seven may be max
      • CHUNKING
        • e.g. "Catwall" - "Cat" "Wall"

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