Cognition - Cognition o Mental representation o Problem...

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Cognition o Mental representation o Problem Solving o Decision Making o Intelligence Mental Representation o How understanding of the world is represented in the mind Mental representatin properties o Analog- life-like replica in the mind o Abstract representation o Something entirely different for experience o Abstract symbols “maple tree” Mental imagery o Internal representation like from perception, based on stored information o Available in all modalities Visual, touch, smell, auditory, taste o Visual mental imagery “seeing with the mind’s eye” in which hand does the statue of liberty hold the torch? Necessary for many tasks To understand some imageric lines or jokes Mental Space Special extent o How many windows in your living room Limited size o Imagine walking toward an elephant… As you imagine getting closer the elephant gets bigger until only a part of it can be visualized Grain o Look at a butterfly on your outstretched arm Manipulation of mental objects Analog representations – the mental representation is structured in
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 110 taught by Professor Finkel during the Fall '08 term at Northwestern.

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