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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_span

In psychology and neuroscience, memory span is the longest list of items that a person can repeat back in correct order immediately after presentation on 50% of all trials. Items may include words, numbers, or letters. The task is known as digit span when numbers are used. ... Digit-span tasks are the most commonly used test for memory span, partially ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magical_Number_Seven,_Plus_or_Minus_Two

"The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information" is one of the most highly cited papers in psychology. ... The information contained in the input can be determined by the number of binary ... to the longest list of items (e.g., digits, letters, words) that a person can repeat ...

abcnews.go.com/Technology/brain-memory-magic-number/story?id=9189664

Dec 6, 2009 ... How many numbers can you remember at once? Countless psychological ... Most people max out at seven or fewer. VIDEO: Playing Tetris ...

www.archimedes-lab.org/memorizing_numbers.html

Do you have any trouble remembering dates, phone numbers, PIN's, social insurance ... The average person can hold a set of about 7 digits in his/her working ...

www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/HumBeh_p020/human-behavior/how-many-numbers-can-you-remember

Are you good at remembering addresses and phone numbers? How many ... Objective. In this experiment, you will test how many digits people can remember.

www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-g-goldberg-phd/memory-test-_b_801102.html

Dec 29, 2010 ... Miller's contention was precisely the same as Hamilton's: most of us can hold in ... If we don't remember the order of information, processing the ... In giving a number of people a digit span test, I have found that for many, ...

www.livescience.com/2493-mind-limit-4.html

Apr 27, 2008 ... People can only remember three or four things at a time. ... is perhaps why telephone numbers are seven digits long (although some early telephone ... The subjects were then shown an array of the same squares without the colors. ... Contestants at the World Memory Championships (most recently held in ...

www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/04/the-limits-of-m.html

Apr 29, 2008 ... At first blush, remembering that number would suggest the ability to remember 7 ... limit is, but more and more I've found people are accepting this kind of limit. ... This new method does build upon previous research, but it allows for the most ... It took more than a month to learn 11 digits of pi, in the same era.

www.fastcompany.com/1823686/your-memory-good-enough-remember-you-read

Mar 12, 2012 ... You know your device's memory will one day fail or not be enough, but how ... It's why phone numbers are usually broken into three and four-digit sequences. ... midnight, tired”–and give it some time, most people will report they heard the ... It's the same principle as to why memories can be “erased,” why ...