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Unformatted text preview: The brain processes a huge amount of information in a remarkably efficient manner. A simple task of taking a bite of a pizza is something most of us do without much difficulty. However, to do this properly, we need to perform a remarkable number of tasks. The brain is able to carry out multiple tasks at one time because it splits a larger task, taking a bite of the pizza into smaller ones such as seeing, hearing, moving, and so forth. Those tasks are even split into their component parts. One part of the brain analyzes the movement of object that we see, while another part is responsible for actually recognizing them. In short, specific parts of the brain carry out specific tasks. Not only that, but each part of the brain specializes in a specific kind of task. This means that whenever that task needs to be done, the appropriate information is processed by that part of the brain. The brain needs to be done, the appropriate information is processed by that part of the brain....
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Crystal during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '08