As scientists neurophysiologists, they scientifically determined that a person can memorize no more than 7 elements in short-term memory. And there are people with phenomenal memory?

As scientists neurophysiologists, they scientifically determined that a person can memorize no more than 7 elements in short-term memory. And there are people with phenomenal memory?

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Answer 1
July, 2021

This came from Ebbinghaus, who in the 19th century memorized meaningless sets of numbers, syllables and more. And he got that without repetition and as a whole, he can remember 7 + -2 units of information.

Answer 2
July, 2021

I don't know about neurophysiological scientists, but I remember watching the BBC program about a person with a phenomenal memory: he could memorize the entire sequence of cards in a shuffled deck and many other things. He said that he was just constantly training his memory by remembering various things.

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