In article <20001028092547.05896.00000066 at nso-dd.aol.com>,
tonyjeffs2 at aol.comTonyJ (TonyJeffs2) wrote:
> I've often read that we can hold between 5 and 9 chunks of data in short term
> I'm very aware I can only hold 3 chunks of data in my short term memory. It
> doesn't much matter how easy they are.
>> For example if I have to remember 3 names and addresses and tell them to
> someone down the corridor, eg
> "Smith of 1 Smith ST
> Jones of 2 Jones St"
> "Brown of 3 Brown St"
>> I'd have absolutely no proble even if they were unusual names and
> "Nadjinski of 264 Burscough st
> Disraeli of 185 Cowper Conduit
> Entertwistle of 365 Southburn Dale"
>> I can remember 3 chunks of info for as long as necessary - several minutes.
>> If however I have to remember 4 or more names, even simple ones, I cant do it
> unless I am able to devise some sort of mnemonic, but it is quite an effort. -
> much easier to use a pen and paper.
>> Am I unusual in being limited to 3 pieces of information in my short term
Perhaps you aren't including every variable, it is possible that you
see/hear/think something and unconciously decide to remember it.
I don't want this anger burning in me