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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.
Executive/Cognitive Control
HMaier about five years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure chunking

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span/supra-span test
  • supra-span minus span
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underlining test
  • Unspaced Four-Letter Word
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free word list recall
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California Verbal Learning Test-II
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Definition contributed by ALenartowicz about eight years ago:The process of recoding information by splitting or reorganizing it into smaller parts.

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