Define the activation-synthesis theory and the information-processing theory. How might you design an experiment to test whether the information-processing theory is correct? What might be the main difficulty with conducting such an experiment?
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activation syntheseis theory is a theory of dreaming that was developed by researchers J. Allan Hobson and Robert McCarley. This theory suggests that dreams are as a result of physiological processes of the brain.Information processing theory is a cognitive approach to the human brain transforms sensory information. The theory looks at real time responses and how the brain transforms the given information. An experiment that would be used to test whether the information processing theory is correct is measurements of subjects brains and bodies this to find out which areas of the brain are functioning at which time also one can look at self-reporting from the subjects whether describing what they are thinking about during an activity or pressing a button in response to recognizing an image. To conduct this experiment would be difficulty since this processes are impossible top measure because they need someone with a long memory and that may be hard to get baring in mind that with current human knowledge and technology would be to directly observe.
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