Psyc 110 Notes 11-15-2011

Psyc 110 Notes 11-15-2011 - Bigger picture (what weve...

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Bigger picture (what we’ve learned) Evolution and learning – adaptation in long term and short term Mechanisms in the nervous system – neurons, sensory receptors, hormones Cognitive mechanisms of memory, language and intelligence The Cognitive Revolution Replaced behaviorism beginning in the late 1950s Focuses on representations What features are encoded/lost in cognition What processes can these rep enter into and what manipulation happens? Influenced by the rise of computers, both as a model and tool Middle ground between physiological mechanisms and evolutionary function New interest in the conscious – unconscious distinction Memory Memory is pervasive Memory is the core of cognitive sinece Learning and memory Memory is often effortless (not during tests), so much so that its presence is best known from cases of its absence. Memory’s Ghost The Lobotomist – look on PBS video site HM – bilateral hipocampectamy (google) How is long-term memory different than working memory? Long-term memory has unlimited capacity, whereas working memory has a limited capacity
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course PSYC 110 taught by Professor Roberthampton during the Fall '11 term at Emory.

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