Psych 28 Review: Final Exam
Logical rule: rules we use to categorize the world?
Conjunctive rule: AND ex. if you have A and B then youre a member of the category
Disjunctive rule: OR if youre either A or B yo
Psych 28 Review: Exam 2
Define Short-Term Memory (Working Memory): Buffer system you can pull things from LTM
and put them in; No sensory overload but can only hold a limited number of things
Limited capacity AND duration (20-30 sec); i
Primary vs. secondary distinctiveness orthographic distinctiveness is an example of
secondary distinct in long-term knowledge, not necc. in context
Primary distinctiveness distinct based on the context (ex. artichoke in list of sleeprelated words, if a wo
If you think face recognition is not binary issue- maybe prosopagnosia
patients are just people at bad end of distribution !
Face recognition falls under bell curve !
CL, JJ, MR, CS super performers (really good face recognizers)!
Not resolution between prototype vs. exemplar !
All of us had this problem at the same time? When mom points at rabbit for
rst time, how do we know she means the rabbit?!
Make you think about how we use words and how we agree on mea
Not debated: theres evidence showing contribu6on from both
There seems to be a natural tendency for infants to look at faces from birth, even
Infants were 9 minutes old
Attention acts as lter!
Bottom up: exogenous attention suddenly something catches your
Top-down: small coverage !
Diff features are dealt with diff brain structure/retina structures!
Saliency map: reads out output of
Cognitive process/mechs behind reading"
Differ in spacing A; Difference in parts B"
Congenial cataracs patients (control and cataracs patients are matched
based upon sex & age)"
Bad when it comes to
Implicit: priming type, procedural !
Episodic: story & time (experience) VS. semantic: facts!
Sensory memory: part of perception (outdated idea)!
Test whole/partial recall!
If used whole report paradigm 35%!
What we remember from these sort
Cognitive psychology: body of knowledge !
Way to think about cognitive sciences (scientic approach): what are the
computations that are involved when.!
Two are distinct !
Problem: never seen this particular image before yet you recognize a
2 mech: words and rules
No direct rela5on between word and meaning (can come up with all kinds
of words to capture what you want to describe)
Language goes beyond proper grammar (perscrip5ve)
Psychology 028 Notes
Chapter 1: The Science of the Mind
The Scope of Cognitive Psychology
Field of cognitive psychology scientific study of knowledge huge range of our
actions, thoughts and feelings all depend on knowledge
Our self-concept depends on our
PSYCH 28EXAM 1 REVIEW
Information Processing Stages
Be able to define:
cognitive psychology: scientific study of knowledge refers to all the processes by
which the sensory imput is transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered, and used
66 questions on final exam will be from new stuff
Look over old tests/old study guides tests are honed down anyways
Brunette AND female vs. if youre brunette OR youre female youre a member of the
Condition if youre brunette you have to be female to
Cant tell faces apart just using basics maybe we examine faces
Others still impaired but not as much as objects!
Look at top half ignore bottom!
When join the two halves: much harder to ig