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Science. 1966 Aug 5;153(3736):652-4.

High-speed scanning in human memory.

Abstract

When subjects judge whether a test symbol is contained in a short memorized sequence of symbols, their mean reaction-time increases linearly with the length of the sequence. The linearity and slope of the function imply the existence of an internal serial-comparison process whose average rate is between 25 and 30 symbols per second.

PMID:
5939936
DOI:
10.1126/science.153.3736.652
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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