Information Processing Theory

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Information Processing Theory 1 1 Information Processing Theory Sabrina Armstrong AED/202 July 10, 2011 Mark Pittrof
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Information Processing Theory 2 Information Processing Theory The essential components of the information processing theory that approach the mind to thus soak up and grasp the information process in the brain. The memory portion of the brain allows individuals to recall certain bits of information and use them to aid in daily tasks and activities. Many individuals know that information is received, stored and used at different times but do not know what it is called let alone know how it is processed. Information processing theory is a group of theoretical frameworks that address how human beings receive, think about, mentally modify, and remember information and on how such cognitive process change over the course of development. This theory is made up of five different components. These components are: sensation, perception, sensory register, working memory, and long-term memory. All five components have their specific jobs to do. They all have very different functions that help and keep various parts of our brain running in proper order without such tasks to help people their brain functions would cease to exist. The first component of the information processing theory is sensation; which is the component that detects the stimuli in the environment. This is known to many people as the five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. The second component of the information processing theory is perception which interprets the stimuli. Another way of putting it is the way an individual interprets information as well as the world in which they live in. Sensory register is a mechanism that allows individuals to recall raw sensory information for a short amount of time (2 or 3 seconds or less). The third component in the information processing theory is sensory register which; deals with all information to our brain when it comes to the five senses. Working memory as a component of memory, allows individuals to vigorously think and process a minute amount of data. In other words it deals with analyzing new information. However, it is only
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