PSYB57H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Auditory Cortex, Parahippocampal Gyrus, Occipital Lobe

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18 Mar 2011
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Psyb57- chapter 8- visual imagery and spatial cognition. Visual images can t be seen, counted, or controlled by other people; behaviourists reject the idea of visual images because they cannot be studied. People using imagery are better at recalling info. Mnemonics are strategies that people use to retain and recall info. Method of loci requires the learner to imagine a series of places or locations that have some order to them. Ex. remembering your grocery list by imagining each item in a different spot in your home. Another method to help remember things is called the technique of interacting images. Bower showed that in order for participants to improve their recall for paired words, they should form images that interact with each other. Ex. to remember goat-pipe, recall is better if your form an image of a goat smoking a pipe rather than simply imagining a goat next to a pipe. Another mnemonic technique is called the pegword method.

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