Mapping a novel view of the human information processing system and its application in describing identity
Woolcott, G & Brown, SL 2014, 'Mapping a novel view of the human information processing system and its application in describing identity', in Correia, PRM, Malachias, MEI, Canas, AJ & Novak, JD (eds.), Concept Mapping to Learn and Innovate: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Concept mapping: Volume 2, Santos, Brazil, 23-25 September,University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, pp. 704-707. ISBN: 9788564842151
This paper outlines the development of a scientifically oriented model that describes learning and memory in a broad context, based in studies of the energy and matter pathways through which an organism interacts with its environment. Concept maps are utilised to illustrate elements of the model’s dynamic. The potential for utilisation of the information in a model of personal identity are explored, with identity considered in terms of the learning and memory inherent in an individual’s interaction with the world.