The Devil's Dictionary and repetition

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Jan 20 18:42:37 UTC 2000

I believe it's David McNeill who wrote about "The magic number 7, plus or
minus 2" (I don't have the exact citation on hand).

At 12:11 PM 1/20/00 -0500, you wrote:
>That statement does not jibe with other learning theories.  If something is
>introduced in a meaningful way, once is enough, particularly for a person
>with a genius IQ.  As for the number 7, I've heard that the average person
>can easily remember number patterns up to a maximum of 7 (telephone numbers),
>after which recall becomes more difficult.
>                 PAT

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