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Lecture2-StudyingCognition

Lecture2-StudyingCognition - Lecture 2 Studying Cognition...

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1 Lecture 2: Studying Cognition Fall 2007 Prof. Lombrozo Overview of today’s class: 1. Course themes (from Lecture #1) 2. Historical background 3. A computational approach to the mind 4. Marr’s levels of explanation 1.2 Themes We are incredibly smart. We are incredibly dumb. (Or it can sometimes seem that way) The ways in which the mind errs provide insight into how the mind works. 1.3 The Muller-Lyer illusion Observation 1: The 2D images can be interpreted as 3D.
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2 1.4 The Muller-Lyer illusion Observation 2: “Out” configurations often farther away than “in” 1.5 Perceptual illusions 1. Interpret as 3D image. 2. Assume “out” configuration farther away. 3. If 2 images project same size on retina, farther is larger. 4. Therefore, “out” line is longer than “in” line. 1.6 Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) “It is just those cases that are not in accordance with reality which are particularly instructive for discovering the laws of the processes by which normal perception originates.”
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3 1.7 Themes 2.8 How can we study cognition?
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