Psychology; Memory

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The capacity of the short term memory

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We can only hold a small number of items at any one time in the short term memory; It’s capacity is

. The immediate digit span is a way of

how much information your short term memory can hold. This is finding out how many

you can repeat in the

order

after hearing them. Most people have a digit span of

±

as shown in

1956 which is why this has been referred to as Millers magic number

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