- Span-measure studies of STM
- PPs given series of words, digits etc.
- Immediate recall (accuracy and order)
- Lists get progressively longer
- To obtain results, plot length of list against % correct recall
- Generally it is found that PPs are able to recall between 5 and 9 chunks of information (i.e. 7±2 chunks)
- Miller (1956) and others suggested that this represented the capacity of STM
- A rule can be used to chunk information together, allowing STM…