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chunking CONCEPT

The process of recoding information by splitting or reorganizing it into smaller parts. Actually: combining several smaller items into a larger "group" item, i.e.: 3 separate "incoming aircraft" considered as "3 incoming aircraft". Significantly reduces the working memory space used. Likely concept model for computer programming data-forms that list pointers to numerous specific data. Larger classes of concepts include: Learning and Memory, Attention, Action (Planning), Executive Control.

Definition contributed by Anonymous

Asserted relationships to other concepts

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  • working memory
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    Tasks that are asserted to measure chunking

    Task Contrast Measure

    span/supra-span test
    • supra-span minus span

    underlining test
    • Unspaced Four-Letter Word

    free word list recall
    • category list

    California Verbal Learning Test-II
    • long recall
    • immediate recall