Attentional capacity and IQ

Mark D. Morin mdmpsyd at PETERHOOD69gwi.net
Thu Feb 21 19:12:21 EST 2002


hjalmar wrote:
> 
> Ever since attention became an object of scientific study,
> psychologists have recognized that it possesses a quantitative
> dimension in terms of the maximum number of items to which a person
> can attend at one time. 

that's one dimension to attention; there are others

> It now seems almost universally accepted that
> memory span 

attention span

> has a capacity limit of around seven plus or minus two. In
> 1963 Pascual-Leone 

Alvaro Pasqual-Leone?  I don't think he was born in 1963.




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