Psych Lec Chpt 8-1(Cognition) - A m n e s ia A m n e s ia...

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Amnesia • How do you get amnesia? – Brain damage • Strokes, brain injury, disease (herpes), anoxia/hypoxia Amnesia H.M.: The professional amnesic Star Tracing
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Carry on a normal conversation Play checkers Remember a telephone number for 20 minutes Make reasonable deductions about his condition and his current situation. Talk about his childhood from before his surgery Learn new procedural skills Create new implicit memories Things H.M. Could do Retrograde and Anterograde – The study of the mental processes by which the information humans receive from their environment is modified, made meaningful, stored, retrieved, used, and communicated to others. Cognitive Psychology The Plan • How do we measure mental processes anyway?! • Thought • The Building Blocks of Thought • Complex Thought •Reasoning •Problem Solving • Language • Building Blocks of Language • Language Acquisition
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How do we measure cognition? •Mental processes are not directly observable
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Suarez during the Spring '09 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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Psych Lec Chpt 8-1(Cognition) - A m n e s ia A m n e s ia...

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