From today's Globe and Mail:
New research suggests our capacity to remember things is lower than previously thought.
Our working memories may max out at three or four items, according to a study published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Earlier research had pegged that number at about seven. But the study by University of Missouri researchers suggests the true number is lower when people are not allowed to use memory aids, such as grouping items together or repeating them over and over.
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