Information Processing And The Human Mind

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Information processing theories emphasizes on the way people focus on environmental events, translate information to be learned and find a way to relate the information to the knowledge in the short term memory and then store the knowledge in the long term memory; to retrieve it when need be. The way we process information such as problem solving and critical thinking with such efficiency, it is seen that we perform better than highly sophisticated machines. Even thou the human mind is so incredibly remarkable, researchers didn’t develop systematic models of memory, cognition, and thinking until the 20th century. In the 1950s, the only pronounced research model was the information processing model (IPM). “Information processing is not the name of a single theory; it is a generic name applied to theoretical perspectives dealing with the sequence and execution of cognitive events (Sch.164).” Because of these multiple theory perspectives, information processing is short of a clear identity. Most of the researcher on information processing was done in a lab where they studied eye movements, recognition and recall times, attention to stimuli, and interference in perception and memory. The researchers are still trying to apply educational settings that involve the basics; math, reading, and science.
Theorists believe that learning starts to form with relations between the stimuli and responses, which is one of the characteristics in behaviorism. The only reason theorists don’t…

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