Cognitive Neuroscience 3.25.08

Cognitive Neuroscience 3.25.08 - Language Listening...

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Language: - Listening - Speaking - Reading - Writing A stoen, or a cellphone regardless of whether you have held that stone or cellphone before you  still know information about it.  A cellphone or a stone what they are are concepts Concept:  mental representation of a class of things that includes knowledge about its  members. So you see a cellphone and you know it is a cellphone and you know a bunch of  things about it. Once you have concepts, having language is something that follows quite naturally from there.   Concepts enable classification, it enables us to file things. Access to knowledge about members  of a class.  Having access to all thins knowledge enable inference which means drawing conclusions. Even  things that you don’t have explicit knowledge about, such as would the cellphone float, you  know that the cellphone wont’ float and you can apply multiple areas of knowledge to show that  cellphones probably wont’ float.    understanding explanation prediction Combination: combining information in creation of new concepts.  Before cellphone there was a  phone adding ellular to it adds information which enables us to form new information that allows  us to  Communication: transfer of information and knowledge. To be able to communicate we need to  have shared concepts. We need to have similar concepts to communicate. If I don’t have  shared concepts thee is no way that you can tell them something unless you go to the trouble of  explaining something so hey can understand you.  We see an image and we have a way of categorizing it. First as a car.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 3903 taught by Professor Repovs during the Spring '08 term at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Cognitive Neuroscience 3.25.08 - Language Listening...

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