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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to Cognitive Psychology PSYC 250, Spring 2011 An Integrative Perspective on Human Cognition What is Cognitive Psychology? Does anyone really know? Introspective example: What is the brain? What is the mind? How does the mind emerge as a property of mechanisms of the brain? What is Cognitive Psychology? The scientific study of thinking? Maybe, but It doesnt quite capture everything we do (or are capable of doing) or whats involved in a cognitive activity e.g., Pattern recognition & perception, attention, language processing, memory retrieval, short-term maintenance, reasoning, etc. What is Cognitive Psychology? Alternative definition? The scientific study of how we attend to and gain information about the world, how that information is represented, stored, and processed in both the functional (mind) and neurological (brain) senses, how that information is internally transformed and operated upon in different contexts, and how that information can be communicated. Why do we see things the way we see them?...
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