L1.1 - Introduction (Jul-6) - Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1...

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Unformatted text preview: Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Motivation Details Background Prompts for Review 1 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Motivation Details Background Prompts for Review 2 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Claims About Cognition ! Practice makes perfect. ! Experience is the best teacher. ! It s never too late to learn. ! You can t teach an old dog new tricks. ! Old habits die hard. ! Out of sight, out of mind. ! Seeing is believing. ! Two heads are better than one. 3 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Claims About Cognition 4 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Claims About Cognition 5 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Thinking About Thinking ! ...intuition systematically blinds us to the full universe of problems our minds spontaneously solve... Cosmides & Tooby, 1995 ! Mind, n .: A mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain. Its chief activity consists in the endeavor to ascertain its own nature, the futility of the attempt being due to the fact that it has nothing but itself to know itself with. Bierce, 1911 ( The Devil s Dictionary ) 6 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview 7 What do we know about cognition? How do we know it? Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview 8 DeFning Cognitive Psychology ! rom your textbook... ! Cognitive psychology is the study of thought, including perception, problem solving, language, learning and memory, and action. ! Cognitive psychologists attempt to understand how people acquire, store, retrieve, and use knowledge. Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview 9 The Locus of Cognition Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview The Locus of Digestion 10 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview The Locus of Digestion 11 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview The Locus of Digestion 12 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview BRAIN Mind is What the Brain Does 13 MIND Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Core Question #1 ! Core Question #1: Mind and Brain ! How does studying cognition go beyond studying the brain? ! How do our cognitive processes refect the structure oF the external world? ! How do our cognitive processes refect our evolutionary past? ! How do "brain" and "mind" studies inForm each other? 14 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Exercise ! Find a partner ! Person A ! Add 122 + 59 in your head ! Explain to your partner how you did this ! Person B ! Pat your head while rubbing your stomach ! Explain to your partner how you did this 15 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1 Course Overview Knowing Why !...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course PSYCH 120 taught by Professor Hald during the Summer '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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L1.1 - Introduction (Jul-6) - Psychology C120: Lecture 1.1...

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