7, Plus or Minus 2

Subject: 7, Plus or Minus 2
From: "Thiessen, Christopher(Chris) E" <CHRISTOPHER -dot- E -dot- THIESSEN -at- CDEV -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 16:07:16 -0500

Folks, for those other obsessive-compulsives (like myself), the reference
for the seminal study is:

Miller, G.A. The magical number seven, plus or minus two: Some limits on our
capacity for processing information. Psychological Review, 1956, 63, 81-97.

Roberta Klatzky's Human Memory, Structures and Processes (1975 publication,
W.H. Freeman and Company, ISBN 0-7176-1113-3) discusses this extensively.

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