Latest Chunking Stories

2014-01-27 10:37:09

And how do separate small elements come together to become a unique and meaningful sequence? When you learn how to play the piano, first you have to learn notes, scales and chords and only then will you be able to play a piece of music. The same principle applies to speech and to reading, where instead of scales you have to learn the alphabet and the rules of grammar. But how do separate small elements come together to become a unique and meaningful sequence? It has been shown that a...

Psychologists Reveal How Brain Performs 'Motor Chunking' Tasks
2012-06-12 15:29:40

You pick up your cell phone and dial the new number of a friend. Ten numbers. One. Number. At. A. Time. Because you haven't actually typed the number before, your brain handles each button press separately, as a sequence of distinct movements. After dialing the number a few more times, you find yourself typing it out as a series of three successive bursts of movement: the area code, the first three numbers and then the last four numbers. Those three separate chunks allow you to type the...

2010-11-15 11:15:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Zealand-based Scotia Place Center has just launched The Universal Template, its latest offering in a series of decision-support products. "The 'U'-Template affords organizational decision-makers a comprehensive and long-range 'pilots-eye' view of their projects-in-development", says psychologist and company founder David L. Herman. "And like a fighter pilot's psychological 'back-up' mechanisms, The 'U'-Template enables...

2008-08-08 08:32:34

You'd probably remember seeing a man with pink hair more than you could recall the guy walking next to him with brown hair. That's because our brains best remember attention-grabbing images, according to a new study. Previous research has implied an upper limit to the number of visual images a person can store in short-term memory, but a new study found that memory capacity is much more flexible. "Before people have had this idea that visual memory has a very simple limit:...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.