A. G. Shannon

Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, ISSN 1310-5132

Volume 14, 2008, Number 2, Pages 15—20

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A. G. Shannon

*Raffles College of Design and Commerce, North Sydney, NSW 2060, &
Warrane College, University of New South Wales, NSW 1464, Australia
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### Abstract

This paper outlines the pioneering work of Juan Pascal-Leone’s investigations of the cognitive load of learners. It utilized a recursive scheme in a Piagetian cognitive development framework to measure the maximum number of discrete “chunks” of information or schemes that our working memory can process, control or integrate at any one time. Pascal-Leone further designed a new compound-stimuli visual information type of task for testing his theories quantitatively. The stochastic model used for his predictions was the Bose—Einstein occupancy model of combinatorial analysis.

### Keywords

- Piaget
- Bose—Einstein
- Schemas
- Cognitive load
- Schemata
- Motoric responses
- Attending acts
- Set measure

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APAShannon, A. (2008). An interpretation of Pascual-Leone’s discrete mathematical model of human information processing capacity. Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 14(2), 15-20.

ChicagoShannon, AG. “An Interpretation of Pascual-Leone’s Discrete Mathematical Model of Human Information Processing Capacity.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 14, no. 2 (2008): 15-20.

MLAShannon, AG. “An Interpretation of Pascual-Leone’s Discrete Mathematical Model of Human Information Processing Capacity.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 14.2 (2008): 15-20. Print.