a. The Capacity of STM. Miller (1956) ‘Chunking’ is …
Tested the amount of time people could remember a set of letters and numbers. They stopped the participants from rehearsing the numbers by asking them to partake in another activity.
They found that the shorter the time interval the more people could remember. Forgetfulness decays the STM.
Critics say that you are more unlikely to remember unconnected numbers and letters.
Relates back to Millers idea of chunking in sets of 7 +- 2. You will remember a certain number of chunks not necessarily individual items.
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