The next major development in information processing theory is rumelhart and mcclelland’s connectionist model, which is supported by current neuroscience research it states that information is stored simultaneously in different areas of the brain, and connected as a network. The information processing model is another way of examining and understanding how children develop cognitively this model, developed in the 1960's and 1970's, conceptualizes children's mental processes through the metaphor of a computer processing, encoding, storing, and decoding data by ages 2.
The information processing theory approach to the study of cognitive development evolved out of the american experimental tradition in psychologydevelopmental psychologists who adopt the information-processing perspective account for mental development in terms of maturational changes in basic components of a child’s mind. Information processing and cognitive development robert kail department of psychologlcal sciences purdue university west lafayette, indiana jejfrey bisanz psychology department university of alberta edmonton, alberta, canada 1.
Information-processing approach to cognitive development: if we can construct an information processing system with rules of behavior that lead it to behave like the dynamic system we are trying to describe, then this.