"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
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Now, the concept of chunks used by Simon in his study of chess players actually came from a famous 1956 paper by George Miller, “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two”\\ George A. Miller, The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on our Capacity for Processing Information (1956).. Miller argued that the capacity of working memory is roughly seven chunks. In fact, it turns out that there is variation in that number from person to person, and a substantial correlation between the capacity of an individual's working memory and their general intellectual ability (IQ)\\ A review of the correlation may be found in Phillip L. Ackerman, Margaret E. Beier, and Mary O. Boyle, Working Memory and Intelligence: The Same or Different Constructs? Psychological Bulletin (2006).. Typically, the better your working memory, the higher your IQ, and vice versa.