Short-term memory capacity

Short-term memory capacity

About This Video

In this first of three video interviews Dr. Edward Awh from the University of Oregon is discussing the changes in our thinking about short-term memory capacity. Instead of the famous 7+/-2 capacity estimate by Miller, recent research using different short-term memory paradigms has shown that the actual number of items held in memory is smaller - in the range of 4 items. Susan Wahlberg, an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of Oregon, is the interviewer for this video.
Tags:
neuroscience, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, memory, short-term memory, STM capacity
Duration:
00:15:32