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The Magical Number Seven

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  1. "The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information" is a 1956 paper by the cognitive psychologist George A. Miller of Princeton University's Department of Psychology

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  2. In it Miller showed a number of remarkable coincidences between the channel capacity of a number of human cognitive and perceptual tasks

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  3. In each case, the effective channel capacity is equivalent to between 5 and 9 equally-weighted error-less choices: on average, about 2.5 bits of information

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  4. Miller did not draw any firm conclusions, simply hypothesizing that the recurring sevens might represent something deep and profound or be just a pernicious, Pythagorean coincidence

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  5. Working memory is generally considered to have limited capacity

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