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serial processing


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Computational processing in which steps are executed one at a time in a fixed sequence. This is the way in which ordinary computers function, but the brain is believed to use parallel processing. See also cascade processing, connectionism, discrete processing, neural network, parallel distributed processing. [From Latin serialis of or relating to a series, from series a row, from serere to link + -alis of or relating to]

Subjects: Psychology.


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