Re: [xmca] the size of information units in information processing

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Tue Aug 23 2005 - 09:15:15 PDT

Your message is confusing to me, George.
Under what concrete circumstances would you seek to combine
information processing approaches, where "functional blocks" are
inside the head, with a cultural historical view that the constituents
of thoughts, the functional blocks, are distributed across head and
enviroment in a way that disolves the conditions for setting up the
information processing model distinctions in the first place.

 On 8/23/05, George <> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Information processing reveals the involvement of and complex
> interrelationships between disparate actions and behaviours that
> react to varying stimuli under different situations. I understand
> that the duration of information processing in the function blocks is
> short so that I am wondering about the size of information units?
> Can I say that the size of information units depends on a number of
> factors like task, the respective actions, goals, motives, algorithm,
> strategies, and the like or may I also say that it depends on
> knowledge, experience, degree of mastering skills, and the like of
> the individual?
> I have tried to search through about what Leon'tev said but could
> not find any information. Or, is the size of information units in
> information processing not considered an important issue?
> Kindest regards,
> George
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