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Four Is The Magic Number For Our Memory
2012-11-29 08:12:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the last 50 years, psychological lore has held seven as a "magic" number when it comes to the number of items of information the mind can cope with before confusion sets in. A new analysis from the University of New South Wales challenges this long-held view, suggesting the magic might actually be in the number four. American psychologist George Miller published a paper in 1956 in the influential journal Psychological Review....


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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