information processing

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

in·for·ma·tion pro·cess·ing

(in-fŏr-māshŭn proses-ing)
In cognitive psychology, theory that short-term memory is limited to five to nine "chunks" or meaningful units of information.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about information processing

Q. how to treat diabetes when in the process of rehab of alcohol? my father, unfortunately is suffering from both- alcoholism and diabetes. I need to find a way to change his life completly, change his daily behaviour to a healthier one. any suggestions?

A. I am not aware of alcoholism. If diabetes is concern i have web site which provides information on alternative treatments such as ayurvedic herbs, homeopathy, yoga and acupressure treatments. Please visit

Q. I had sugery on a fractured heel what is the recovery process? Wanting to meet people who are going thru this now or have already recovered from this injury. What should I expect?

A. Hey doyen_98, I was wondering how the recovery was coming along. How long ago have you had the surgery?

Q. What is the process a general physician would use to diagnose adult ADHD? I'm have an appointment with my primary care physician to be screened for adult ADHD. Does anyone know what he will do in order to test and diagnose me?

A. Actually I was just diagnosed with ADHD. I'm 57. My doctor sent me to a phyciatrist, and he asked me several questions. Gave me a scrip and want to see me back in a month. I answered 26 questions, and he rated on my answers.

More discussions about information processing
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
The student was reassessed on Taggart and Torrance's Information Processing Survey and the results showed that, student's dominant information processing mode was 'Integrated' and found to be significantly increased under 'integrated'.
Researchers are interested in investigating the significance of early parental antecedents and the influence they yield on the development of a child's social information processing style.
As such, NFC is a typical example of a motivational mechanism determining the extent of predecisional information processing, as well as the degree to which information is used to reach a decision.
Since the recovery began, businesses have invested a disproportionate amount of their capital budgets on information processing equipment and software.
"Previous studies exploring the relationship between vitamin D and cognitive performance in adults have produced inconsistent findings but we observed a significant, independent association between a slower information processing speed and lower levels of vitamin D," said lead author Dr David Lee, in Manchester's School of Translational Medicine.
In information processing model the focal point is the individual and his living space.
The comprehensive test battery consisted of 18 test indices that were designed to assess eight cognitive domains including verbal, visual, and working memory; information processing speed; executive functioning; verbal fluency; and reaction speed.
BeCrypt has gained the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 for DISK Protect, the company's full disk data encryption product.
Participants were limited to those whose homocysteine levels were at least 13 and no greater than 26 micromoles per liter, and were tested for memory, sensorimotor speed, information processing speed, and word fluency at the study's onset and conclusion.
It will investigate mechanisms and processes of human information processing and carry data on natural intelligent research and engineering applications.
Tokyo, Japan, Sept 25, 2006 - (JCN) - Japan Information Processing Co., Ltd., (JIP) and RKK Computer Service (RKK) today announced their joint development and sales of WizLIFE, a comprehensive service administration system for municipal revitalization.
In clear language, he describes information processing, starting with how strings of 0s and 1s can encode any amount of information.

Full browser ?