Psych M.D. – Parallel Processing


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Term: Parallel Processing
Definition (Myers): the processing of several aspects of a problem simultaneously; the brain's natural mode of information processing for many functions, including vision. Contrasts with the step-by-step (serial) processing of most computers and of conscious problem solving. (1)
Definition (alternative): the ability of an entity to carry out multiple operations or tasks simultaneously.(2)
Contextual explanation: in simple words, ability to multi -task
Related terms and concepts:
  • Simultaneously
  • Tasks
  • Processing
Video removed due to inappropriate content. (3)
Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers, D (2004). PSYCHOLOGY. New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
  2. Parallel processing. Answers.com. from http://www.answers.com/topic/parallel-processing
  3. Can Men Multi Task?. Retrieved September 24, 2009, from Youtube Web site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY0Qq66N9NI&hl=ko
Edited by: Leah
Date of last edit: September 24, 2009



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