Lecture 6 - Cognitive Science October 13th, 2009 Nitz...

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Cognitive Science October 13 th , 2009 Nitz Spatial Cognition 1.) Spatial cognition: all relative a. Human spatial knowledge and cognition can be learned through animals. b. Human brain vs rat brain: very different i. You will find the same patterns of neuron grouping (sub regions). They are much more the same than different 1. English sci: released a dozen of rats into the wild (who were caged their entire lives). They “made” roads/routes to get from one place to another. c. Examining brains: get thin wires. Insert wires into brain close enough to neurons to “listen in” without damging them. Then you can detect action potentials. i. Each neuron has place specific activity. 1. Place field d. Mapping Space in the Brain: Rule 1: many possibly ways i. Depth perception from motion parallax: looking at ground in car vs looking at mountains in the background ii. Deph perception from texture gradient: textures are easily recognized when closer. As it gets further, harder to recognie iii. Depth perception from ovvlusion
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Lecture 6 - Cognitive Science October 13th, 2009 Nitz...

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