LAB HOMEWORK 2
Lab Homework 2
Number of Successful Catches
One ear occluded
The purpose of this lab was to show the importance of interaural processes (processes
Lab Report 2
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the two-point threshold of each
participant for each of the four body parts (finger, palm, forearm and back). When it comes to
sensation point localization is
Review for Exam 2. Exam 1 covers chapters 6, 7, & 8. Learn terms in bold. Notes
below focus on lecture, but do learn whats in readings as well,as the exam covers both.
Short-term memory to working memory.
Review for Exam 1 Exam 1 covers chapters 1, 2, part of 3, 4 and 5. Learn terms in
bold. Notes below focus on lecture, but do learn whats in readings as well.
Chapter 1: History and Methods of Cognitive Psychology
S &P Exam content
As a reminder, Exam 2 will be on Thursday March 2. It will cover 5 ppts:
Audition: Pathway and coding in the brain
1)What is the spiral ganglion?
Ganglion is a group of cell bodies clustered together in the peripheral nervous
Yellow=anything on the study guide (usually essay topics)
Problem Solving and Creativity
Part 1: the power of acquired representations: comprehension
1. Problem solving- the processes necessary to reach a goal, typically in situations where
the solution i
EXP3604C-0001 Cognitive Psychology
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Human interest in predicting the future
Heuristic rules and superstition
Human conception of coincidence versus
the science of statistics
The representativeness heuristic
Deviations from statistics
The law of large nu
Reasoning - 3 lectures
Logical - 1 lecture
Statistical - 2 lectures
Development - 4 lectures
From hunter-gatherers to modern citizens
Life-span development and expertise
Ability to reason about hypothetical situation
Reasoning versus recall of past experience
Logical inference rules
The spontaneous use of logic in everyday life
Wasons selection task (abstract ve
Problem Solving & Creativity
How does creativity differ from traditional
Creative discovery and invention
Convergent vs. divergent thinking
Is there pure basic creativity in children?
Creativity in everyday life
To what e
Mental Imagery and
Why Mental Imagery and
Close your eyes
Create an image of
Can you hear the voice of
Why Mental Imagery and
If someone asked you about how to get
Taxonomy of LTM
Semantic memory includes general knowledge,
lexical or language knowledge, and conceptual
Background and Approaches
to Semantic Memory
semantic memory allows us to
Bilingualism and SecondLanguage Acquisition
Many people throughout the world have
mastered two or more languages.
bilingual speakera person who is fluent
in two different languages (c.f. multilingual
What is language?
written, or signed words &
the ways we combine
them as we think &
Highly associated with other topics in Cognition
Perception, WM, LTM, Metacognition, Mental
Imagery, General Knowledge,
Visual & auditory
All Asians Look Alike?!
All Asians Look Alike?!
Know sensation and perception, and be abl
: Working memory
What is Memory?
time (in other
Three different aspects
What is attention?
A concentration of
Allows you to
aspects of your
- Cognitive mechanisms has a limited capacity
Selectively choosing some st
A Brief Overview &
History of COGNITIVE
What is Cognitive Psychology?
A Historical Perspective on Cognitive
What is cognitive psychology?
Why should learn about cognition (cognitive psychology)?
Chapter 5 LTM
1. What is Long-Term Memory (LTM)?
Compare LTM from STM/WM
- Memory for experiences and info accumulated over your lifetime.
- Anything other than what we are currently processing (WM)
- DOES NOT mean it has to be a long ti
Chapter 4 Working Memory
Memory: Retention of information over time (persistence of learning)
3 aspects in human memory processes
1) Encoding: Paying attention
2) Storage: Keeping information
3) Retrieval: Recalling infor
Chapter 6 Memory Strategies & Metacognition
1. Define the Spacing Effect and Test Effect?
Understand the studies about them and mechanism of them
Spacing Effect: (distributed practice)
- Remember more material if you spread your learning trials over time
Chapter 1 (Intro to Cognitive Psychology)
- Psychology: the scientific study of the mind, brains and behavior.
- Cognition: acquisition, storage, transformation, and use of knowledge.
- Cognitive Psychology:
Subdiscipline of experimental psychology
Chapter 2: Perception: Visual and Auditory Recognition
- Perception FIRST step in our cognition.
- Sensation: Detecting & encoding sensory information
- Gathering information from the environment into your senses (from the outside world into YOU)