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Dennets number

From Memetics

Dennetts number.

is coined after the philosopher daniel dennett.

it refers to the notion that there is a number of held memes available to people

it stems from the concept of dunbars number

a hypothetical number which i am still yet to confirm with research

the number of memes, a person can hold in their brains

Minds are in limited supply, and each mind has a limited capacity for memes, and hence there is considerable competition among memes for entry in as many minds as possible. - Daniel Dennett

Imagine a world full of brains, and far more memes than can possibly find homes. Which memes are more likely to find a safe home and get passed on again?- Susan Blackmore - The Meme Machine

with dunbars number: size of brain and cortex

is related to amount of human connections one Is able to hold reflected number of social groups

a case study of memetic injections :

within any group there is variation target a "rational" subset