Information Processing System of the Brain
- Gather and filter sensory information from the environment efficiently.
- Navigate the environment with ease.
- Add meaning to sensory information that has been gathered.
- Process basic information accurately, efficiently and rapidly on a subconscious level.
- Supply the thinking systems of the brain with information in a format that enables an
- individual to think more efficiently and effectively.
- Focus and concentrate on the task at hand.
Foundational Brain Systems
Each brain system handles specific information processing tasks that are geared to accomplish the overall desired goal of the entire foundational system. All of the systems are reciprocally interconnected; dysfunction in one system negatively impacts other systems. A strong overall foundational system is built by constructing these systems from the ground-up, because each system relies heavily on the underlying system or systems to function effectively and efficiently.
The entire foundational system must work rapidly and mostly on a subconscious level. If information is not processed fast enough, it clogs up the system with too much information. This causes the information to get stuck and not sent to the higher thinking systems. It must work mostly on a subconscious level, because we can only do one thing at a time consciously and the conscious mind must be available to the thinking systems of the brain.
Explanations of the Foundational Brain Systems, and common symptoms associated with developmental delays in each system, are included for each of the following items on the chart.
The below ‘Thinking Systems Model’ includes our focus area of the ‘Foundational Brain Systems’.
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