psychpost | 5/14/2011 08:58:00 PM
Working memory is a form of short term memory that is concerned with immediate processes. Psychologist George Miller argues that the capacity of working memory is 5-9 items (seven plus/minus two).
By tending to items that are in our working memory we can develop long term memories that can be recalled later.
Tips to improve memory
-Regular memory exercises
Although we can only hold about 5-9 items in our working memory, we can increase efficiency by storing larger (more info) items. For example: Take a (xxx)xxx-xxxx format phone number. By memorizing the area code as one item, the three digit portion as one item, and the four digit portion as one item we only use 3 items total.
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