NROC64H3 Chapter Notes -Episodic Memory, Memory Span, Information Processing Theory
Inform from the environment or input initially enters the cognitive system through the process of perception. Info is encoded into some symbolic form so that it can be examined mentally, then it is expelled because it is no longer needed or it is saved and used later. Human thinkers are able to become more cognitively skilled through changes in their brains and sensory systems and in the rules and strategies of thinking that they learn over the course of development. When the human mind solves problems is has the flexibility to consider a broad range of factors and as a result it takes longer to do the job. Thinking is info processing, mental activity involves taking info into the mind and operating on it in ways that make it usable. There are mechanisms or process of change that underlie the processing of info. With dev children become better able to represent or encode info in their minds.