seven plus or minus two

Magada Kamal coma56 at deletethis.popstar.com
Sun Oct 29 01:54:45 EST 2000

> 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
> memory.
> 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.

I think the 7 rule is really only supposed to be for stuff like alpha-
numeric digits. How long can you hold a phone number in short term memory?


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