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Psycho Exam
Lecture One
Fundamental insight #1 ๎€ reality is a story, told to us by our brains:
๎€Our experience do not reflect โ€˜reality itselfโ€™, but rather a construction, or
representation of reality
๎€Our sensory-perceptual system are limited due to: the sensitivity of our sensory
mechanisms/ our attentional capacity
๎€We then use perception (we are not directly interacting with reality but rather we
are creating a fiction about reality) It is a process of pattern-matching (uses pre-
existing patterns to decode incoming sensory signals)
Fundamental insight # 2 ๎€ we have limited capacity to process information:
๎€We rely upon heuristics or rules of thumb, when engaging in reasoning and decision
making
๎€Relying on our beliefs makes us biased (often biases a based on our motivation which
alters the info we pay attention to)
๎€We shouldnโ€™t get too attached to our judgement & perceptions and should remember
to validate them by comparing them to othersโ€™
๎€Attention is critically important (it determines what reality we experience and the
manner in which we experience it). It can be learned to be controlled.
Fundamental insight # 3 ๎€ everything is the same:
๎€We donโ€™t live in the real world but in our brains (all that we know are neural
conversations)
๎€Our brain is an intricate network of neurons that communicate and form larger
patterns and structures
๎€Neural conversations are interconnected based on past associations (as they build,
our brain becomes more adapt to the environment).
The self is an illusion, a construction, a process.
Lecture Two
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Fundamental insight #1 reality is a story, told to us by our brains: our experience do not reflect reality itself", but rather a construction, or representation of reality. our sensory-perceptual system are limited due to: the sensitivity of our sensory mechanisms/ our attentional capacity. we then use perception (we are not directly interacting with reality but rather we are creating a fiction about reality) it is a process of pattern-matching (uses pre- existing patterns to decode incoming sensory signals) Fundamental insight # 2 we have limited capacity to process information: we rely upon heuristics or rules of thumb, when engaging in reasoning and decision making. relying on our beliefs makes us biased (often biases a based on our mo tivation which alters the info we pay attention to) we shouldn"t get too attached to our judgement & perceptions and should remember to validate them by comparing them to others".

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