Chunking

Term: Chunking
Definition (Myers): organizing items into familiar, manageable units; often occurs automatically
Definition (alternative): a strategy for making more efficient use of short-term memory by recoding information. (Wikipedia)
Contextual explanation: For example, when there's a phrase that says "imlovinit" we automatically divide the phrase into "chunks" so that we can read it "im lovin it."

Related terms and concepts: visual encoding, iconic memory, automatic processing
Related websites: What is Chunking?
Chunking (Psychology)
Chunking
Edited by: Lisa

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