Lecture 2 - COGNITION LECTURE 1 - JANUARY 5TH 2010 Selma...

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- JANUARY 5 TH 2010 Selma Hamdani – selma.hamdani@mail.mcgill.ca – N8/7 Stewart Biology Textbook: Cognition, 4 th edition, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-5430325 COGNITION – LECTURE 2 – JANUARY 7 TH 2010 What is cognitive psychology? How did it become? History Approaches / Experiments Cognition action / faculty of knowing Active process Faculty of cognition: experience of knowing Attention, memory, intelligence, perception Higher level processes How do people perceive shapes, colours? How do we remember? How do we learn / produce language? Why are people more afraid of flying than driving a car? Low level processing: automatic, sensory processing of stimuli High level processing: presumes that some processing has already taken place, consciousness / memory / intelligence / language Bottom up: begins with basic sensory experience, rudimentary Top down: involves higher level thinking and processing INPUT: light, vibration, pressure, chemical
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PSYCH Psych 213 taught by Professor Jelenaristic during the Spring '10 term at McGill.

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Lecture 2 - COGNITION LECTURE 1 - JANUARY 5TH 2010 Selma...

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