Theories of Recognition Practice Questions
1. The feature-analysis model of object recognition argues that
recognition involves a match between the overall, holistic shape of an item and the
gestalt features stored in memory
recognition involves det
Attention Practice Questions
1. Suppose that you are sitting in a classroom, trying to follow your professor's lecture and trying
to ignore a conversation out in the hallway. This situation most closely resembles:
Rods and Cones
RECEPTOR CELLS are neural cells that are capable of responding to a physical stimulus
& producing a neural impulse
As information passes through the layers of the RETINA (backward = engineering disaster)
* A number of RCs activate a given b
Problem Solving Practice Questions
1. In problem solving, a method that always produces a problem solution (though not necessarily
very efficiently) is known as
the hill-climbing heuristic.
2. If you solve
Practice Questions and Answers
1. Which is a unit of information?
e. None of these
2. Analogue is to digital as:
a. Book is to vinyl record
b. Vinyl record is to audio cassette
c. Vinyl record is to DNA
d. DNA i
PERCEPTUAL PROCESSES I
Sensation=information that is acquired via our senses same for everybody!
There 5 traditional senses: Vision, Hearing, Touch, Smell, Taste
Perception = interpretation of sensory information different for everybody!
A cognitive acti
Divided Attention and Mnemonics Practice Questions
Which of the following students provides the most accurate summary about the relationship between
divided attention and memory performance?
Osman: Divided attention has relat
Memory Practice Questions
Which of the following students provides the best information about short-term memory in the
Suppose that you are listening to an announcer read the names of the winners in an athletic e
Study Guide: Exam 4.
Based on Ch.11, Ch.12 and PPP/Class
Chapter 11. Problem Solving (pg.355-378)
1. Problem solving: Definition
2. 3 components of every problem (e.g. initial state)
4. Problem solving: Steps
5. Understanding the problem
Study Guide: Exam 3.
Based on Ch.8, Ch.9, Ch.10, in-class info, and PPP
Chapter 8. General Knowledge (pg. 239-265), in-class lecture
1. Knowledge: Definition
2. Background on Semantic Memory : Semantic memory, Category, Concept
3. The Feature Comparison M
Study Guide: Exam 2.
Based on Ch.4 and Ch.1 (pg. 9-11), Ch.5, Ch.6 (pg. 164-181), In-Class VIDEO (10/16), and PPPs
Chapter 4. Working Memory
1. Classic Research
George Millers Magical Number Seven
Brown/Peterson & Peterson Technique
Serial position eff
Study Guide: Exam 1.
Based on Ch.1, Ch.2 (pg.32-55; COGNITIVE BRAIN/VISION NOTES), Ch.3 (pg. 66-85, 88-89)
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
1. Cognition: Definition
2. Cognitive Psychology (CP): Definition/2 meanings
3. Early History of
Cognition, or mental activity, describes the acquisition, storage, transformation, and use of
Cognitive PSYCH rely on facts about the brain
In the last few years, researchers have discovered/ID which structures of the brain a