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Cognitive Science 1 Last Class Ben Bergen 12.2.10
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Plan for today 1. What this class was about 2. Where to go next 3. Class logistics
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What this class was about
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How is this Different from this?
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Language is important It’s something we do a lot All typically developing people do it Kids work on it starting from an early age It’s linked to a lot of other cognitive functions Perception, action, memory, etc. Reasoning, categorization, etc Other animals can’t do it
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Lateralization
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Localization of function
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How it breaks down is instructive
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But languages differ, and that matters
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We also focused on vision A lot of the brain responds to visual stimuli We seem to prioritize vision over other senses in many situations It’s something that we share with other animals, so
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We share a lot of out motor control capacities with other animals, so again, we can study it in animal models. Motor control is
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