21-capacity - Memory IV (Storage) Capacity Overview...

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Memory IV (Storage) Capacity
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Overview Knowledge and capacity Chunking and the effects of practice Changing capacity Amount vs. efFciency vs. ??? Retrieval How do we recall information from LTM into working memory?
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Overview Knowledge and capacity Chunking and the effects of practice Changing capacity Amount vs. efFciency vs. ??? Retrieval How do we recall information from LTM into working memory?
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A Test of your Capacity
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The Answers “Working Memory Span” “Working Memory Capacity Typical score: 2-4
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Capacity revisited The magical number 7 (plus or minus 2) Evidence from memory span experiments Miller (1956)
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Capacity revisited The importance of “chunking” Finding meaningful groupings of information FB ICB SNC AAP BS FBI CBS NCAA PBS Bower & Springston (1970) 40 20 10 90 70 60 80 30 50 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
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Capacity revisited The power of chunking! Effects of practice on digit span Exceptional Staszewski (1988) Normal 7±2
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Capacity revisited The power of chunking!
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PSYCH 85 211 taught by Professor Theissen during the Spring '10 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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