Methods and the Brain:
1. What methods can we use to understand cognition?
a. Measure accuracy
b. Response times
c. Similarity judgements
d. Classification judgements
e. Think aloud protocols
2. What methods do we have for studying the brain?
a. Lesion st
Exam 2 Notes
Lecture 17: Deductive reasoning (272-289)
Goel, Buchel, Frith, and Dolan (2000) syllogisms
- Given 2 premises, can we reach the conclusion?
All poodles are pets + All pets have names = All poodles have names?
- Some statements were incongruen
START OF MODULE 2
Can we do two things at once?
Explanations in terms of capacity
Can we make two responses at once?
Bottlenecks in the PRP Paradigm
What is the limitation?
Coordination and task demands
START OF MODULE 1
Ganglion cells are behind the screen (closer than photoreceptors to the brain) almost all ganglion
cells have a bullseye characteristic a center surround characteristic to them in the receptive
field. The center and surround act in oppos
C HAPTER 1:
Mr. von Osten's Horse
For many years, people have wondered if animals
other than humans are intelligent. Some, like the
philosopher Rene Descartes, believed that animals
are automata. That is, that they a
Cognitive Psychology (85-211) ~ Critical Thinking
Homework Assignment 1 ~ Due 1/27/16
As we have talked about in class, there are always multiple possible
explanations for any observed phenomenon. When psychologists interpret
experimental data, t
Theories of Cognition
Homework 1 due next Monday
! TURN in on Blackboard
" In Homework 1 folder
" Due at 9:30 AM
! Late homeworks will not be graded
Quiz is next class (Friday)
! Closed book and notes
The dawn of cognitive
is deductive reasoning?
Conclusion has to be true given the evidence provided
is modus ponens for conditional reasoning?
If p then q. Give p. Accept q