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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/23/10 Chapter 8 Cognition & Language
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2/23/10 Cognition and Language Reading for Chapter 8 287-295 304-309 312-314 316-330
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2/23/10 Availability Heuristic Preview Diabetes versus homicide Influenza versus suicide Kidney disease versus HIV/AIDS Most likely cause of death Infancy 1-14 15-24
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2/23/10 Cognition and Language Cognition refers to thinking, gaining knowledge, and dealing with knowledge. Language is intimately related to the activities of cognition. It is a system of arbitrary symbols that can be combined to create an infinite number of meaningful statements.
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2/23/10 Stroop Effect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpge6c3Ic4 Clinical Usage Selective attention Cognitive flexibility Brain damage ADD/ADHD
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2/23/10 Just interesting….(Not Cambridge University research!) Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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2/23/10 Limitations of Attention Change blindness Shifting Attention Attentional Blink
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2/23/10 Attention Limits over Space and Change blindness Common failure to detect changes in parts of a scene upon viewing it again Think we remember everything in a scene they recently scanned Example: Spot the difference http://www.spotthedifference.com/explorer.asp Movie continuity mistakes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLChLcpdaYI
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Attention Shifting attention Many routine tasks require little attention. Shifting attention makes it difficult to
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