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Unformatted text preview: Best to look at accuracy and
response time. A lot of the time people will go
slow to be more accurate so results may look
better until looking at response time. Dependent Variables
in Cognitive Psychology
Accuracy correctness of response can be used in conjunction with
reaction time: speed-accuracy tradeoff
Frequency counting number of responses often used to measure capacity Studying the Mind
Two perspectives: Behavioral approach Uses behavior to infer mental processes Physiological approach Uses physiology (brain) to infer mental
processes Technology measures physiology of brain.
Memory consolidation- memory from recent
events is fragile. Embedding it to long term
memory is memory consolidation. If the
process is disrupted (ex concusion) recent
memories will be lost because it failed to be
consolidated. Example: Memory consolidation Required for new memories to become stable and immune to interference 2 Cognitive Neuroscience Memory Consolidation
Research question: How does going to sleep shortly after
learning affect consolidation? Behavioral approach (Gais
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course EXP 3604 taught by Professor Fasig during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '08