Lec 2- Intro to Cognition

Lec 2- Intro to Cognition - Connections among neurons...

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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Some Historical Waypoints Aristotle: What we know, how we know it, and how we use it. (Where does knowledge come from) Introspection: Wundt & Titchener and its current status Behaviorism: Watson to present Associationism to PDP connectionism Cognitive maps: Tolman Information theory: Broadbent Information Processing Theory: Atkinson & Schiffrin Psycholinguistics: Chomsky & Fodor
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Nervous System Hardware Neurons Action potentials Speed of neural transmission
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Unformatted text preview: Connections among neurons Changing connections among neurons Neurons Determining the Speed of Neural Transmission Class project Communication btwn neurons is not typically a one-to-one event. Sometimes a single neuron branches and its collaterals synapse on multiple target neurons. This is known as divergence . A single postsynaptic neuron may have synapses with as many as 10,000 postsynaptic neurons. This is convergence . Can you think of an advantage to having convergent and divergent circuits?...
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