The magical number seven, plus or minus two: some limits on our capacity for processing information. 1956.

  title={The magical number seven, plus or minus two: some limits on our capacity for processing information. 1956.},
  author={G. A. Miller},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={101 2},
  • G. A. Miller
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • Psychological review
  • My problem is that I have been persecuted by an integer. For seven years this number has followed me around, has intruded in my most private data, and has assaulted me from the pages of our most public journals. This number assumes a variety of disguises, being sometimes a little larger and sometimes a little smaller than usual, but never changing so much as to be unrecognizable. The persistence with which this number plagues me is far more than a random accident. There is, to quote a famous… CONTINUE READING
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