Re: Number of terms

Allen Gardner (gardner@equinox.unr.edu)
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 15:18:48 +0200 (MET DST)

There was an article by G.A.Miller in _Psychological Review_, pp.81-97
way back in 1956 vol 63 entitled: The magic number seven plus or minus
two: Some limits on our capacity for processing information.

I read it a long time ago and only remember that it was cute like the
title but unconvincing. I am technically a psychologist in a psych
dept. and I haven't seen anything new on the subject since 1956
but I could easily have missed something. As far as I can tell the
magic number seven is only a tiny notch above folklore.

Allen Gardner
University of Nevada/296
Reno NV 89557
Voice 775-784-6685
Fax 775-784-1126
Email gardner@unr.edu

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