User:KYPark/1956

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Isaac Asimov[edit]

The Last Question
Science Fiction Quarterly (November)

Alfred Ayer[edit]

The Problem of Knowledge

Leon Festinger[edit]

with Henry W. Riecken and Stanley Schachter
When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the End of the World
University of Minnesota Press.

George Miller[edit]

The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information
Psychological Review, 63, 81-97 [1]
  • ``That essay reviews psychological experiments that discovered people had a hard time remembering more than about 7 unrelated pieces of really dull data all at once. These studies on memorizing nonsense . . . Indeed, the deep point of Miller's paper is to suggest strategies, such as placing information within a context, that extend the reach of memory beyond tiny clumps of data.`` -- Edward Tufte [2]
  • ``If the cognitive revolution erupted in 1956, the contextual revolution (at least in psychology) is occurring today.`` -- Jerome Bruner (1990) Acts of Meaning (The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures) p. 105-6 (more)

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