8.16.2010 - 8/16/2010 Information processing Approaches 1....

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8/16/2010 Information processing Approaches 1. Big Picture The way thinking = Information processing Computer as a model for human cognition Processes: Acquire, store, and retrieve information Structures: Short-term memory, long-term memory Assumptions Memory is a dynamic system Memory has limited capacities: Space, resources, time Your memory is limited, thus, fails to bring back memories. Children’s immature behavior is indicating that the task demands are overloading the mind’s capacity Development of various cognitive tasks ex) mental addition: 2+3 = ? Pattern of development: The more mature, the less time needed to process Change is continuous Change is self-modification actively generated by the child
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“Hardware” Biological structures Brain, neurons, synapses, myelin “Software” Process (Attention, Encoding, Retrieval) Strategies 1. Sensory store -> Very short duration: almost immediately lost Doesn’t get processed at all
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2010 for the course PSC PSC141 taught by Professor Victoria during the Summer '10 term at UC Davis.

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