Discontinuity in the enumeration of sequentially presented auditory and visual stimuli.

@article{Camos2008DiscontinuityIT,
  title={Discontinuity in the enumeration of sequentially presented auditory and visual stimuli.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Camos and Barbara Tillmann},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={1135-43}
}
The seeking of discontinuity in enumeration was recently renewed because Cowan [Cowan, N. (2001). The magical number 4 in short-term memory: A reconsideration of mental storage capacity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 87-185; Cowan, N. (2005). Working memory capacity. Hove: Psychology Press] suggested that it allows evaluating the limit of the focus of attention, currently estimated at four items. A strong argument in favour of a general constraint of the cognitive system is that similar… CONTINUE READING

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