Short-Term Memory—Part I
The next part of the information processing model that I greatly use as the basis for my evaluations is short-term memory. Things that we pay attention to move into our short-term memory, which is very important, because virtually all of our problem solving and decision making happens in short-term memory. There’s a lot going on in this part of the model, and to do it justice, I’m going to split it into two different blog entries. This week I’m dedicating my attention to a br
Attention! Attention! Attention!
The next segment of the information processing model that we’re going to tackle is attention. Problems with attention really short circuit the model because without attention, nothing makes it way from sensory memory to short-term memory, and remember from the overview that short-term memory is where all sorts of problem solving and learning occurs. When attention is compromised, learning and memory suffer. Before we delve too deeply into attention, it’s important to talk abo
Sensory Input & Sensory Memory
This the second installment in the Information Processing Model series that describes how I conceptualize many of the issues that my clients come to work on at Brainsight. In this post, I’ll be talking in more detail about sensory input and sensory memory. When we talk about sensory input, we’re talking about the information that is picked up by our five senses—taste, touch, sound, smell, and sight. Provided all of those senses work properly, we should be able to gather a gre
An overview of the Information Processing Model
This post marks the first in a series that lay out an important component in the way that I approach my work and how I conceptualize many of the problems that clients come to see me about at Brainsight. This first post is just to describe the overall approach. Subsequent posts will delve deeper into the model and how I use it to understand my clients and the difficulties they experience. My work is based on the information processing model, which dates back in some form or an