How the Brain Thinks

How the Brain Thinks - HowtheBrainThinks Whatiscognition?

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    How the Brain Thinks
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    What is cognition? Mental activities associated with processing,  info Also deals with organization of thought
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    Cognitive Psychology (1960s) reasoning How does one think about  the world Cognitive Neuroscience Studies the neural basis of  cognition
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    Cell Assemblies Neural networks that become connected due to  them receiving the same sensory inputs Hebb: assemblies are the basis of thought In humans, assemblies are in cortex
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    How is human cognition unique? Language: The meaningful arrangement of  spoken, written, or signed words  A complicated product of human cognition
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    Benefits of human language to  cognition Provides brain with a way to categorize info Can plan behavior around time Contains syntax
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    Lecture outline Neural basis of cognition Cognition and association cortices Cerebral asymmetry and cognition Variations in Cognitive Organization
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    Neural Basis of Cognition
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course PSYCH 180 taught by Professor Ziegler during the Spring '10 term at CUNY Hunter.

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