FINAL SG - PSC 100 FINAL STUDY GUIDE CH. 1 1....

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PSC 100 FINAL STUDY GUIDE CH. 1 1. COGNITIVE MODEL a. i. Describes detection, storage, and use of information b. 2 major kinds i. Sequential 1. Cognitive processes are broken into stages/teps 1. Follow a time-ordered sequence 1. Produce a response ii. Computer model 1. human brain is a “complex, high-end computer” 1. 1. still can’t fully comprehend human brain functioning 2. CONSCIOUSNESS a. i. Memories, thoughts, bodily sensations b. Current awareness of external/internal circumstances 3. INFORMATION-PROCESSING MODEL a. Proposes that info is processed through a series of stages i. Each performs a unique operation b. c. Based on 3 assumptions i. There are a series of sequential stages ii. Unique processes @ each stage iii. 1. makes an internal representation 4. KNOWLEDGE a. 5. NEURON a. Nerve cell w/ specialized processes b. c. Basic cell of the nervous system d. Conducts neural information  6. PERCEPTION a. Deals w/ detection & interpretation of sensory stimuli
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7. 12 DOMAINS OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY a. Cognitive neuroscience b. c. pattern recognition d. attention e. consciousness f. memory g. representation of knowledge  h. imagery i. language j. cognitive development k. l. 8. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT a. b. Major area of study 9. a. Try to form ideas that can be applied in a more general sense 10. a. Human i. b. Artificial i. Might emulate human cognition in a problem-solving task ii. Specialty w/in computer science 11. MEMORY a. STM i. Retains info for limited time ii. Long enough to carry on a conversation b. LTM i. Info retained for long periods of time 1. language  1. past events 12. REPRESENTATION OF KNOWLEDGE a. b. 2 aspects i. Conceptual representation of knowledge in the mind ii. The way the brain stores & processes info
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13. COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE a. Cognitive psychologists look for neurological explanations for their findings b. Neuroscientists use cognitive psych to explain observations made in their labs
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FINAL SG - PSC 100 FINAL STUDY GUIDE CH. 1 1....

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