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magical number seven, plus or minus two

Miller, George A.

magical number seven, plus or minus two

some limits on our capacity for processinginformation.

by Miller, George A.

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Published by Psychological review in Washington D.C .
Written in English


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Article in The Psychological review, vol.63 no.2, March 1956, pp.81-97.

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Open LibraryOL21107745M


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