the number of items an individual can verbally report following a single glance at an array of items. Typically, the number reported is thought to be four or five. Also known as span of apprehension.

APPREHENSION SPAN: "The apprehension span refers to working memory and how many items a person can retain and report following one glance at an item array."
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