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The dangers of taking capacity limits too literally

Avons, SE and Ward, G and Russo, R (2001) 'The dangers of taking capacity limits too literally.' Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24 (1). 114 - 115. ISSN 0140-525X

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Abstract

The empirical data do not unequivocally support a consistent fixed capacity of four chunks. We propose an alternative account whereby capacity is limited by the precision of specifying the temporal and spatial context in which items appear, that similar psychophysical constraints limit number estimation, and that short term memory (STM) is continuous with long term memory (LTM).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 11:38
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13136

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