Lec. 8 (2-2-2010) - Thinking 2 "Thinking" in different...

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1 Thinking 2 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 1 Thinking 2 “Thinking” in different brain areas Mental representations Expertise and intuition
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2 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 2 Thinking 2 Raw MT1 Results Curve 15% As 25% Bs 45% Cs 10% Ds A’s
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3 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 3 Thinking 2 ± Jill Taylor’s descriptions of her stroke makes most sense when viewed from the perspective of which of these things that we know about _______________ ? A. Corpus callosum B. Hippocampus C. Frontal lobe D. Hemispheric specialization E. None of the above
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4 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 4 Thinking 2 Thinking & Conscious Awareness ± Most cognitive activity takes place outside of conscious awareness ² We may become aware of these processes after they have completed ± What is conscious awareness good for? ² It determines most of how we experience the world ² Displacing automatic responses
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5 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 5 Thinking 2 The Two Hemispheres & Thinking ± Left Hemisphere ² Controls right side of body ² “Sees” right visual hemi-field ² Detailed / analytic ² Language ² Serial (linear) ² Past and future ² Generic recall ± Right hemisphere ² Controls left side of body ² “Sees” left visual hemi-field ² Holistic ² Images ² Parallel ² Present ² Egocentric recall ± Why are we unaware of these differences? ² We have an intact corpus callosum ² We are not consciously aware of most processing
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6 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 6 Thinking 2 Two Important Themes in the Text ± Human are simultaneously capable of ² extraordinarily high-quality thinking ² of coming to conclusions that are completely unjustified and making choices that are foolish ± The nature of thought depends critically on what it is that thought manipulates – i.e., ideas
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7 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 7 Thinking 2 ± Mental representations allow us to A. Think about physical objects that are not immediately present. B. Consider the outcomes of actions that we are not currently experiencing. C. Draw conclusions based on evidence from events that we’ve encountered in the past and so are available only through memory. D. All of A/B/C E. None of A/B/C
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8 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 8 Thinking 2 ± A TV satellite weather map that shows cloud cover and the outlines of bodies of water could be called a(n) __________ representation. A. mental B. hypothetical C. analogical D. symbolic
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9 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 9 Thinking 2 Mental Representations ± Content, in the mind, that stands for some object or event or state of affairs ± Two broad classes of mental representations ² Analogical ² Symbolic ± Continuum not a categorical distinction Example Mental Images Example: Propositions
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10 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 10 Thinking 2 Mental Images & Symbols CEWRIGHT
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11 Psych 9B -- PSB 11B 11 Thinking 2 ± What does research on visual imagery indicate?
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2010 for the course SOCIAL SCI 68100 taught by Professor Wright during the Winter '10 term at UC Irvine.

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