information processing theory

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A theory that views humans as information processing systems, which take in information from the environment process it, and then output information to the environment in the form of movement. The theory is based on the proposition that humans process the information they receive, rather than merely responding to stimuli. Many cognitive processes are involved between the reception of a stimulus and the response of the individual, these include stimulus identification, storage and retrieval of information (see memory), perception, and decision making. See also black box model.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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