10.11.07 Cognition - Cognition: What ARE you thinking?...

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Cognition: What ARE you thinking? Writing Assignment 3 now available I. Attention Cocktail party effect Dichotic listening Competition of cues II. Automaticity Stroop effect Normative vs. descriptive Problem solving strategies Heuristics (availability; representativeness) Class exercise Shorter. 2500. Begin with K – wrong. More words with K as third letter. 14 passes – missed the gorilla man Attention : internal processes used to focus our awareness on a subset of all perceptual information. Ex. Find friend in a crowd based on hair color, clothing, etc. Cocktail party phenomenon: engaged in conversation but tuning out all the other conversations around you. Also, hear your name mentioned somewhere else, and your attention is drawn to another conversation. Dichotic listening technique : person wears a set of headphones and a different message goes in each ear. Participant is supposed to focus on just one ear. Shadowing – repeating the signal that you’re attending to. Demonstration: Sarah listened to Jamie speak in one
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10.11.07 Cognition - Cognition: What ARE you thinking?...

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