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The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two

"The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information" is one of the most highly cited papers in psychology. [1]

26 relations: Baddeley's model of working memory, Bit, Chunking (psychology), Cognition, Cognitive psychology, Daniel Tammet, Edward Tufte, Fitts's law, Free recall, George Armitage Miller, Hick's law, Information, Memory span, Miller's law, Neuropsychology, Oliver Sacks, Princeton University, Princeton University Department of Psychology, Psychological Review, Rain Man, Savant syndrome, Short-term memory, Subitizing, The Australian, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Working memory.

Baddeley's model of working memory

Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch proposed a model of working memory in 1974, in an attempt to describe a more accurate model of short-term memory.

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Bit

A bit is the basic unit of information in computing and digital communications.

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Chunking (psychology)

Chunking, in psychology, is a phenomenon whereby individuals group responses when performing a memory task.

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Cognition

Cognition is the set of all mental abilities and processes related to knowledge, attention, memory and working memory, judgment and evaluation, reasoning and "computation", problem solving and decision making, comprehension and production of language, etc.

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Cognitive psychology

Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as "attention, language use, memory, perception, problem solving, creativity, and thinking." Much of the work derived from cognitive psychology has been integrated into various other modern disciplines of psychological study, including educational psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and economics.

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Daniel Tammet

Daniel Tammet FRSA (born 31 January 1979) is an English writer, essayist, translator, and autistic savant.

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Edward Tufte

Edward Rolf Tufte(born March 14, 1942) is an American statistician and professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University.

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Fitts's law

Fitts's law (often cited as Fitts' law) is a descriptive model of human movement primarily used in human–computer interaction and ergonomics.

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Free recall

Free recall is a basic paradigm in the psychological study of memory.

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George Armitage Miller

George Armitage Miller (February 3, 1920 – July 22, 2012) was one of the founders of the cognitive psychology field.

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Hick's law

Hick's law, or the Hick–Hyman Law, named after British and American psychologists William Edmund Hick and Ray Hyman, describes the time it takes for a person to make a decision as a result of the possible choices he or she has: increasing the number of choices will increase the decision time exponentially.

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Information

Information (shortened as info or info.) is that which informs, i.e. an answer to a question, as well as that from which knowledge and data can be derived (as data represents values attributed to parameters, and knowledge signifies understanding of real things or abstract concepts).

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Memory span

In psychology and neuroscience, memory span is the longest list of items that a person can repeat back in correct order immediately after presentation on 50% of all trials.

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Miller's law

Miller's Law can refer to three different principles.

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Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology studies the structure and function of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviors.

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Oliver Sacks

Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE, FRCP (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist and author who spent his professional life in the United States.

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Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

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Princeton University Department of Psychology

The Princeton University Department of Psychology, located in Peretsman-Scully Hall, is an academic department of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Psychological Review

Psychological Review is a scientific journal that publishes articles on psychological theory.

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Rain Man

Rain Man is a 1988 American drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass.

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Savant syndrome

Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person with a mental disability, such as an autism spectrum disorder, demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal.

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Short-term memory

Short-term memory (or "primary" or "active memory") is the capacity for holding a small amount of information in mind in an active, readily available state for a short period of time.

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Subitizing

Subitizing, coined in 1949 by E.L. Kaufman et al.

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The Australian

The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday each week since 14 July 1964.

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is a 1985 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients.

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Working memory

Working memory is the system responsible for the transient holding and processing of new and already-stored information, and is an important process for reasoning, comprehension, learning and memory updating.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magical_Number_Seven,_Plus_or_Minus_Two

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