Week 4 Assignment Information Processing Theory

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Information Processing Theory 1 Information Processing Theory AED/202 January 16, 2011
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Information Processing Theory 2 Our minds develop in different ways and we learn to keep what we learn in our minds to help us as we grow older. With our memory we also know how to think back on certain things to help us we daily activities and tasks. Many people do not know what such a process would be called; being able to receive information and how we process it. Information Processing Theory is a theoretical perspective that focuses on the specific ways in which people mentally think about (process) the information they receive. There are five different working components to this theory that are involved, sensation, perception, sensory register, working memory, and long-term memory. Each of the five components has its own job on what it provides. Sensation is the physiological detection of stimuli in the environment; in other words using your five senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Perception is the cognitive interpretation of stimuli that the body has sensed; in other words would be the way a person translates the information and the world around them. Sensory register is the component of memory that holds incoming information in an unanalyzed form for a very brief time (2 to 3 seconds or less). This register has to do with all the information that is sent to our brain having to do with all five senses. Working memory is the component of memory that enables people to actively think about and process a small amount of information working memory has to do with the new information that is being analyzed, but is only remembered for a few seconds; also known as short-term memory. Long- term memory is the component of memory that holds knowledge and skills for a relatively long period of time; these are things that are learned from experiences throughout the years. With all this information coming in there has to be a way to regulate everything that the
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