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Unformatted text preview: 1 The Computer Metaphor and Information Processing Information Processing Model Assumptions • Humans are processors of information like computers, and information processing supports thought and behavior. • Representation and processes that operate on these representation underlie information processing. • Information processing occurs within largely isolated modules which are organized into stages of processing. Cognition as information processing Broadbent’s (1958) flow diagrams Early computer & program flow charts: Cognitive Perspective - Core Assumptions 1.There are mental representations and processes that operate on them. 2.We can discover them. Behavioral and physiological 2 More and more A third paradigm for studying cognition 1. Behaviorism (1900-1960): associationism + no study of mental representations. 3. Information processing (1960-today): rule-based learning + the study of mental representations. 5. Connectionism (1986-today): associationism + the study of mental representations....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PYSC 405 taught by Professor Ferreira during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.
- Fall '11