03-Psychology-pt2 - INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE PSYCH...

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    INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE PSYCH 1102/COGST 1101/LING 1170/ PHIL 1910/CS 1710
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    Psychology Cognition as information processing                Psychology                Neuroscience Linguistics Science Philosophy                Mind?
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    Outline Defining cognitive psychology What is it we study exactly? Information Processing What is information & how do we process it? Humans as Information Processors Some constraints on the system
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    Defining cognitive psychology What is it we study exactly?
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    Defining cognitive psychology Neisser’s definition All processes by which sensory input is transformed,  reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered and used Reisberg’s definition The empirical investigation of mental processes and  activities used in perceiving, remembering, and  thinking, and the act of using those processes Sternberg’s definition The study of how people perceive, learn, remember  and think about information
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    Defining cognitive psychology Instead of the philosophical focus on  qualia as role of mind Focus on the  function  of cognition for us as  entities situated in an environment We interpret information and respond to it in a  useful manner How do we do it?
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    Information Processing What is information & how do we process  it?
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    Information Processing Information is the  input  to our cognitive  system Anything that can impinge on out cognitive  system and change it Change outward behaviors Modify internal structure External stimuli Sights, sounds & events in the world Language from others Internal stimuli Hunger, pain, hormones etc.
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    Information Processing Information is also what we  manipulate  with  our cognitive system
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2010 for the course COGST 1101 taught by Professor Spivey,m during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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