Capacity of memory

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Outline and evaluate researchj into cpacity of memory (12 marks)

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Capacity of memory is the amount of information that can be held measured in bits of information such as numbers or digits. Jacobs 1887 researched into the capacity of short term memory. Jacob tested the digit span technique. each participant listened to four digits and had to recall in the correct order. if correct they would go onto a 5 digits and so on until they couldnt recall the order correctly. this

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