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The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two

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"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]

28 relations: Alan Baddeley, Baddeley's model of working memory, Bit, Chunking (psychology), Cognition, Cognitive dimensions of notations, 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.

Alan Baddeley

Alan David Baddeley, CBE, FRS, FMedSci (born 23 March 1934) is a British psychologist.

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Baddeley's model of working memory

Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch proposed a model of working memory in 1974, in an attempt to present a more accurate model of primary memory (often referred to as short-term memory).

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Bit

The bit (a portmanteau of binary digit) is a basic unit of information used in computing and digital communications.

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Chunking (psychology)

In cognitive psychology, chunking is a process by which individual pieces of information are bound together into a meaningful whole (Neath & Surprenant, 2003).

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Cognition

Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses".

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Cognitive dimensions of notations

Cognitive dimensions or cognitive dimensions of notations are design principles for notations, user interfaces and programming languages, described by researchers Thomas R.G. Green and Marian Petre.

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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".

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Daniel Tammet

Daniel Tammet (born 31 January 1979) is an English essayist, novelist, 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 predictive 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 an American psychologist who 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 logarithmically.

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Information

Information is any entity or form that provides the answer to a question of some kind or resolves uncertainty.

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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 is the study of the structure and function of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviours.

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Oliver Sacks

Oliver Wolf Sacks, (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and author.

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Princeton University

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

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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 road comedy-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 someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain abilities far in excess of average.

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Short-term memory

Short-term memory (or "primary" or "active memory") is the capacity for holding, but not manipulating, 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 is the rapid, accurate, and confident judgments of numbers performed for small numbers of items.

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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 a cognitive system with a limited capacity that is responsible for temporarily holding information available for processing.

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References

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

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