Contemporary Debates in Cognitive Science

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In it, he argued that short-term memory could only hold about seven pieces -- called chunks -- of information: Seven words, seven numbers, seven faces, whatever. In 1967 Cognitive Psychology, by Ulric Neisser was published. At this point, he was a behaviorist, which was basically what everyone was at the time. EVALUATING PROBLEM-SOLVING RESEARCH Problem-solving research is important to cognitive psychology because it is a testbed for the methodology of cognitive science.

Apes, Language, and the Human Mind

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Second, many of the experiments and demonstrations carried out by constructivist theorists involve artificial or unnatural stimuli. Evidence for script theory has also been found in more applied contexts concerning eyewitness testimony for robberies (see Holst & Pezdek, 1992). Researchers: Sarah Bellhouse & Simon Duff, University of Nottingham Offending Behaviour, Attitudes to Crime, and Personality Traits (01/27/15).

Self-Organisation and Evolution of Biological and Social

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Once those images are established, I ask them to imagine a real or imaginary scene related to one of their negative thoughts. Every Monday & Wednesday, 6.30-9.30pm To review methods, theories and approaches to social psychology. The finding that prospective memory was influenced by meaning rather than purely by the physical stimulus suggests the involvement of conceptually driven processes. The preoperational child's conception of space is topological.

The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements (Oxford Library of

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Finally, nearly all theorists agree that bottom-up and top-down processes combine in some way to produce word recognition, although they disagree on how this happens. Julesz found that a display in which the overall brightness is the same throughout the display but the granularity is greater in one half than the other will be perceived as consisting of two regions (see Figure 2.4). They have to convince the others to vote for their bill. Humphreys et al., (1995) put forward an interactive activation and competition model that accounts reasonably well for normal object recognition and for various perceptual disorders.

Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

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Have you ever wondered why we do the things we do? The addition procedures might become tied into the tax calculation procedures--for example, ignoring cents in calculating the sums. It seems to go against common sense but to get information you do not need to ask lots and lots of questions, because every time you ask a question you are stopping that interviewee speaking, so really what you’re trying to do is basically get information from someone without asking as many questions, well, hold on, what you’ve got to do is get information from someone with asking the fewest questions possible.

An Arrow Through Chaos: How We See into the Future

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Human reasoning: The psychology of deduction. The information-processing approach would advocate precisely specifying what one is looking for in terms of a cognitive model and then precisely testing for that. Unique set of interviews (MP3s) with Anti-aging experts: Duke Johnson, MD: A Holistic Approach to Preventing Heart Disease, Cancer, and Chronic Diseases The concepts of “insight” and “restructuring” are attractive because they are easily understood and convey something of the mysterious dynamism of human creativity.

Cognition and Emotion (Counterpoints)

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When a new stimulus is presented to an organism, if it occurs simultaneously with a stimulus already effective as a signal, then the organism cannot recognize and learn the new stimulus as an unconditioned stimulus. Modern Classics in Visual Perception, Visual Science, and Visual Neuroscience (seminar) Prerequisite: Some background in perceptual or sensory processes or neurophysiology or physical sciences/math/computer science.

The Complementary Nature (MIT Press)

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They presented words that were to receive semantic or FIGURE 6.10 Recognition-memory performance as a function of the depth and distinctiveness of processing. Adapted from Kosslyn et al. (1990). from visual disorders. Statistical concepts such as reliability and validity, methods of constructing personality measures, merits and limitations of correlational and experimental research designs, and empirical evaluation of theories. It is also valuable that elaboration and distinctiveness of processing have been identified as important factors in learning and memory.

The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters

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There were eleven exceptions each of whom had been given the benefit of a full explanation of the actual structure and purposes of the experiment before leaving the premises. They then estimated the likelihood that Linda was a bank teller, a feminist, or a feminist bank teller. This poses problems for researchers, because it is often hard to decide whether conscious recollection influences any given memory performance. A concise and factual abstract is required.

Inner Speech and Thought

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Job listings include full and part time, for a range of psychology disciplines, and ones for different career stages (internships, early career, experienced). The mind is a Swiss Army knife containing evolved, functionally specialized computational devices like, for example, "face recognition systems, a language acquisition device, mindreading systems, navigation specializations, animate motion recognition, cheater detection mechanisms, and mechanisms that govern sexual attraction" (Cosmides and Tooby 2003, 63).