Lecture 1 (Fall) This is the 1st lecture of Professor Dolderman's Psy100 lecture. This was taken during the first semester term, where the lectures were split into two, so for those taking the course in the second semester, you should download the notes f
Lecture 1: Psychology September 14 2010
Dolderman: Sidney Smith #4045
Fundamental Insights of Psych
1. reality is a story told to us by our brains.
live i matrix of our mind, b/c we believe that our brains are mirrors, reflecting reality, but in fact
our brains are artists which construct a reality representing reality.
involves guesswork "fillinf in the gaps" (we do this so well, we don't notice we're doing this.))
the subjective representation takes place within our brain.
(refer to stickman) yellow arrows represent all the sensory information flooding at the person.
We can't technically detect all of the overwhelming amount of information.
these limitations are from the limitation of sensitivity of sensory mechanisms, and our attention