publication . Article . Other literature type . 2006

Natural Information Processing Systems

John Sweller; Susan Sweller;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Evolutionary Psychology (issn: 1474-7049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
Natural information processing systems such as biological evolution and human cognition organize information used to govern the activities of natural entities. When dealing with biologically secondary information, these systems can be specified by five common principles that we propose underlie natural information processing systems. The principles equate: (1) human long-term memory with a genome; (2) learning from other humans with biological reproduction; (3) problem solving through random generate and test with random mutation; (4) working memory when processing novel information with the epigenetic system managing environmental information; (5) long-term wor...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psychology, BF1-990, Brute-force search, Working memory, Cognition, Biological evolution, Information processing, Data science, Communication, business.industry, business, Cognitive architecture, Cognitive load, Long-term memory
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