In 1956, a cognitive psychologist at Princeton University named George A. Miller published what would become one of the most frequently cited papers in his field. His ideas were so popular that you've probably heard them even if you've never read his name. He's responsible for what's known as Miller's law: at any given time, the average human can only hold about seven items in their short-term memory.
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Written by Ashley Hamer February 12, 2018
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