The dangers of taking capacity limits too literally

Citation
Se. Avons et al., The dangers of taking capacity limits too literally, BEHAV BRAIN, 24(1), 2001, pp. 114
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Editorial Material
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology,"Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES
ISSN journal
0140-525X → ACNP
Volume
24
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0140-525X(200102)24:1<114:TDOTCL>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
The empirical data do not unequivocally support a consistent fixed capacity of four chunks. We propose an alternative account whereby capacity is limi ted by the precision of specifying the temporal and spatial contex in which items appear, that similar psychophysical constraints limit number estimat ion, and that short term memory (STM) is continuous vith long term memory ( LTM).