Notes_Lecture1 - Types of Processing Bottom-up processing...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Cognitive Psychology How do we know what we know? Emphasis on how our mental processes, from the most basic sensation, through perception, memory, and higher level processing, work to allow us to solve complex problems. A bit of history… 1956 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chomsky Miller Newell and Simon Dartmouth Conference Chomsky, McCarthy, Minsky Newell, Simon, Miller Information Processing Information made available by the environment is processed by a series of processing systems Processing systems transform or alter the information in various systematic ways The major goal of research is to specify these processes and structures Information processing in people resembles that in computers Information Processing An early version Over simplistic
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Types of Processing Bottom-up processing Top-down processing Parallel processing Cascade processing Four Main Approaches Experimental cognitive psychology Cognitive neuropsychology Computational cognitive science Cognitive neuroscience Experimental cognitive psychology Experiments Scientific approach Influenced other areas in psychology Development of experimental procedures Limitations Ecological validity Provides indirect evidence Need also to understand the brain Need to develop more sophisticated models Stroop Test Limitations Ecological validity Provides indirect evidence Need also to understand the brain Need to develop more sophisticated models...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 3116-001 taught by Professor Marymichael during the Spring '08 term at UNC Charlotte.

Page1 / 2

Notes_Lecture1 - Types of Processing Bottom-up processing...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online