psych221 - Thinking; 02/21 Cognition Mental activities...

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Thinking; 02/21 Cognition Mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, planning, problem solving, and communicating Rene Descartes Cogito ergo sum < I think therefore I am Cognitive psychologists Study these mental activities Concept formation Problem solving Decision making Judgment formation Artificial Intelligence Designing and programming computer systems to do intelligent things To stimulate human thought processes Intuitive reasoning Learning Understanding language Computer neural networks – limitation Computer circuits that mimic the brain’s interconnected neural cells Learning to recognize visual patterns Learning to recognize smells Measuring the mind Think aloud protocols Try to speak out loud all of your thoughts as you try to solve a problem
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Very difficult to do Infer mental ability from behavioral observation Infer mental activity from reaction time studies
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSY psy 101 taught by Professor Caldwell during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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