Unit 1 Class 3
Light that we talk about for vision is very slim 400-750 nanometers
Peaks and troths; How strong is the wave- height
Red within the 700 nanometers; Purple within 400 nanometers
Organ to receive light
Need cells to detect lig
Born with it- Rationalist view
Learn it- Empiricist view
Taste and smell deeply interconnected
Dualism- Mind/body problem
Light activates photoreceptors in the eye (neurons)
Purpose of perception- how do we get from sensation to perception?
Processing starts with pointillist array of receptors then contrast to detecting receptive
There are three different types of ganglion cells: Parvocellular, Magnocellular, and
Parvocellular neurons- wired into fovea
Light activates photoreceptors in the eye (neurons). Light could have a brightness and intensity
value which helps with color. Millions of cells that identify light (photoreceptors) Have to take low level
description of lightwaves
The Psychology of Perception
What is psychology?
- Study of behavior
What is behavior?
- Thinking, deciding, feeling, conceptualizing, communicating ect.
But what about
- Walking, climbing, standing, reaching, throwing, catching, looking, heari
What is the role of a title in activating a schema? 1
Schemata are interesting things, and up until I began taking this course I could
really care less about they affected me. Since then, Ive learned that they have a big
influence on our memo
Selective attention (cont)
Johnston and Heinz (1978)
o Capacity theory
o Spotlight analogy
Small and bright/large but dim
*Introduction to course and professor and went over syllabus*
o Schools of thought
o Structuralism, Functionalism, ect
o Nature vs. Nurture
o Nature and Nurture are a continuum like if something happens to a
o Study of meaning
Adrenaline- people have a better memory than when there isnt
Beta Blocker- keeps adrenaline from affecting the brain
Having something traumatic happen is more likely to be remembered
Module 3 Exam
1 / 1 pts
Your friend is telling you a story about Tom. She states, "Tom proposed to his girlfriend last
night. She said yes!" You assume that "she" is referring to Tom's girlfriend because of _.
Primal, Acute and Easily Duped: Our Sense of Touch
NY Times Written Assignment #2
Article Title: Primal, Acute and Easily Duped: Our Sense of Touch
Author: Natalie Angier
Date of Publication: December 8, 2008
Explain how bone develops in humans.
Explain what remodeling of the bone is and the two major
Where does blood cell production occur in adults?
An X-Ray is taken of the epiphyseal of the right humerus of a child.
Upon examination, a somewhat
What does the cerebral cortex do and what is it composed of?
What is generated when a local region of a neuronal membrane has
a big enough change in the resting potential of -70mV? _
Many different kinds of _ can cause an ion channel to open.
Draw a porti
The Relationship Between Speech
Production and Speech Perception
Deficits in Parkinsons Disease
Kim De Keyser,a,d,e Patrick Santens,a Annelies Bockstael,b Dick Botteldooren,b
Durk Talsma,c Stefanie De Vos,e Mieke Van Cauwenberghe,e
ISSN: 0268-7038 (Print) 1464-5041 (Online) Journal homepage: http:/www.tandfonline.com/loi/paph20
Speech sound distortions in aphasia and apraxia
of speech: reliability and diagnostic significance
Kevin T. Cunningham, Katarina L. Haley & Adam
The Neural Basis of Cognition
ISSN: 1355-4794 (Print) 1465-3656 (Online) Journal homepage: http:/www.tandfonline.com/loi/nncs20
To read or not to read: a neurophysiological study
Ins Mares, Pedro Custodio, Jos Fonseca, Carla Bentes, Manuela Guer
Module 2 Exam
1 / 1 pts
Clive Wearing lost his ability to form new memories due to damage to his _, resulting from
Question Type: MC; Cognitive domain: Knowledge; An
1. Describe the location of your blind spot identified by this demonstration.
My blind spot is on the 325/220 to 400/280 and is a nice square.
2. Was its location consistent with the global data?
Mine is a litter bit more to the left
Module 1 Exam
1 / 1 pts
The study of cognition fell out of favor because of a rise in the field of _.
Question type: MS; Cognitive domain: Comprehension; Answer location: Development of
Memory Span CogLab
1a) Memory span is the most extensive list of items that a person can remember and
repeat back in the same order that they were presented in right after hearing the list
of items. A persons memory span is normally highest
False Memory CogLab
1) Original List Item- 88.095%
Unrelated Lure (not in list)-6.250
Related Lure (not in list)- 100.000%
My results showed that I picked 100% on the related lure words. I recognized
88.095% of the original list ite
Wason Selection Task CogLab
The abstract rule condition makes the participant have to reply on logic
whereas the thematic rule condition allows the participant to use their own
prior knowledge of the world.
It is expected tha
Levels of Processing CogLab
1) Letter/Encoding: 1.000
I did best on the letter encoding portion of thi
The prototyes responds to the A category and the B category. The new
variations were two patterns that were variations of the prototypes. The variations
were made by taking ten random dots of the twenty-five. The
I picked this visual illusion because when I conducted the web search of visual
illusions and scrolled through hundreds of pictures, this one stood out to me the
most. This illusion is made with about 5 colors blen
Chapter 1 Quiz
1) In Donders' experiment on decision making, when participants were asked to
press one button if the light on the left was illuminated and another button if the
light on the right was illuminated, they were engaged in
choice reaction time
Lexical Decision CogLab
My reaction times in the associated word condition was faster than my times in
the unrelated word condition. My reaction time was the fastest with the nonwords.
Overall there wasnt much of a difference in
Discussion Questions-Exam 2
Be able to describe all of the assigned articles, including summarizing the methodology and findings for research studies. Be able
to summarize all assigned videos.
Describe the following theories regarding selective atte