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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Summer

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Lecture 1 Notes Fundamental Insights 1. Internal representationconstruction of the world o Constructed by our brains as artists (version of the world) 1. Construction process involves a lot of guesswork We regularly make errors in the construction process and by understanding this we can improve 2. Subjective representation occurs within the brain o Only have access to a limited subset of reality Due to: Sensitivity of our sensory mechanisms Our attention capacity is limited Therefore >> we take shortcuts = heuristics Relying heavily upon our beliefs makes us biased o We experience the world from a few steps away = PERCEPTION That is what we act on PERCEPTION = a process of creative story-telling and inference making o Is highly functional o Process of pattern making Comparing patterns that have been stores and patterns that come up in fictional reality to decode incoming sensory signals Therefore >> what the brain has seen is largely what
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