How the Brain Thinks

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How the Brain Thinks
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What is cognition? Mental activities associated with processing, understanding, remembering, Also deals with organization of thought
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Cognitive Psychology (1960s) Mental functioning & 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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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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