Psychology Notes - Monday February 27 Midterm 2 Wednesday...

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Unformatted text preview: Monday February 27 Midterm 2 Wednesday February 29, 2012 Announcements: Finals : will be tested on same subjects as midterms (some include same questions too) There are things we cant store verbally Ex. Drawing a triangle; we will simply know it and draw it Ex. What does your friend look like? Will pull up image representation Descriptions like eye color, hair color is not good enough description Imagery Q: how many windows do you have in your house? A: we would mentally picture our home and go through it mentally to count number of windows Imagery only way to store them is by storing some type of imagery What can imagery do? Operates with as much flexibility as the rest of memory Can use imagery to solve problems like how many windows are in your house? Can pull up in your mind an image of what an experience may be like (walking on moon) Can imagine events that dont exist (unicorn running in fields, or a third eye on your face) We can manipulate images for problem solving and guess/hypothesize how things may be like Visual representation Different senses that arent verbal We have images of smell (chocolate chip cookies baking), taste (taste of lemons), someones voice, a song Images : Mental representations of knowledge Pictures vs. words Mental imagery Mental Rotation Seeing a regular R , then showing the letter R rotated Asks: if you rotate it in 2D, will it go back to line up as the regular R? NO Target: yes yes you have reaction time and you find that its quicker for people to say YES to than to essentially: the one rotated more is the one that has a longer reaction time suggested: mental rotations work like physical rotation take less time to mentally rotate something thats rotated less mental rotate parallels physical rotation 3D- farther the matching one is from the regular one, it takes longer Mental rotations (Shapard and Metzier, 71) Mental transformations similar to physical or perpetual transformations Functional Equivalency RT (reaction time) angle of rotation Image Scaling Spatial rotations in images similar to actual, physical relations Kosslyn (75) Study: asked to compare image of elephant + rabbit People gave more information (details) about elephant Asked to compare rabbit + a fly Faster and more information on rabbit than fly Asked to compare rabbit + fly as big as an elephant More information about the fly Asked to compare rabbit + elephant as small as a fly More information about rabbit Image Scaling : spatial relations in images similar to actual spatial relations You scale your images to match items out there in real life Details of larger objects give MORE information/details than smaller objects We have images stored to HOW we get home Imagery/visual representation This is called cognitive maps Ex. We have cognitive maps of the campus (more detailed in some areas than others Cognitive Maps: reflect your experience, based on interaction, mental representation of your parts of the world) Ex. Use your cognitive map to get from campus to your house...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 100 taught by Professor Gibbs during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.

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Psychology Notes - Monday February 27 Midterm 2 Wednesday...

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