What is Parallel Processing? - Definition & Model


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What is the parallel processing model?

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1. Which is not an example of parallel processing?

2. Which is true about parallel processing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the quiz and printable worksheet you can test your understanding of parallel processing. You will be tested on your ability to understand how multiple sensory information is processed in the brain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • What is not parallel processing
  • When parallel processing occurs in the brain
  • The part of the brain involved in making sense of one's experiences
  • Parallel processing in real world situations

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of how parallel processing affects our perception of daily experiences
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as parallel processing and the extended parallel processing model
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about extended parallel processing and how it affects decision making

Additional Learning

To learn more about parallel processing, review the accompanying lesson entitled What is Parallel Processing? - Definition and Model. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Parallel processing defined
  • How parallel processing benefits our behaviors and reactions in the outside world
  • The mechanics of parallel processing in the brain
  • Visual stimuli and parallel processing
  • The adaptive properties of extended parallel processing