Re: Information Mapping

Subject: Re: Information Mapping
From: diane haugen <dhaugen -at- BARNESVILLE -dot- POLARISTEL -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 17:06:02 -0500

Tim Altom said of the discussion on information mapping:

>This is something that's bugged me about Info Mapping for years. The actual
>research into 7 plus or minus 2 is in memory, and short-term memory at that...

What's more, that study by Miller is ancient in research terms -- 1956. If
anybody cares to check on it, its:

Miller, G.A. (1956). The magical number seven, plus or minus two: Some
limits on our capacity for processing information. _Psychological Review,
63_, 2, 81-97.

I suspect Miller's article has been used much in the manner of the 1940
something one that concluded it didn't do any good to teach grammar in

Diane Haugen dhaugen -at- barnesville -dot- polaristel -dot- net

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