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WESTERNPSYCH 2135A/BRobert BrownFall

Psychology 2135A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Visual Cortex, Max Wertheimer, Kurt Koffka

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Cognitive psychology: branch concerned with how people acquire, store, transform, use, and communicate information. Perception: interpreting sensory in
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Psychology 2135A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Cerebral Cortex, Mnemonic, Stimulus Modality

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Encoding: acquiring information; translated into a form that other cognitive processes can use. Storage: encoded information held in storage for later
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WESTERNPSYCH 2135A/BRobert BrownFall

Psychology 2135A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Episodic Memory, Autobiographical Memory, Anterograde Amnesia

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Melton (1963) argues only one kind of memory storage. Levels-of-processing theory of memory: craik and lockhart (1972); memory depends not on a particu
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WESTERNPSYCH 2135A/BRobert BrownFall

Psychology 2135A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Connectionism, Word Superiority Effect, Change Blindness

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Chapter 3 - object perception and pattern recognition. Perception: interpretation of sensory information to yield a meaningful description. Areas of br
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WESTERNPSYCH 2135A/BRobert BrownFall

Psychology 2135A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Automaticity, Parsing, Stroop Effect

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Selective attention: usually focus attention on one or a few tasks rather than many. To focus our resources means we at least process less information
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WESTERNPSYCH 2135A/BRobert BrownFall

Psychology 2135A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Soltyrei, Cerebral Circulation, Mnemonic

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9 Nov 2011
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Chapter 8 - visual imagery and spatial cognition. Visual images: mental representation of a stimulus thought to share at least some properties with a p
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WESTERNPSYCH 2135A/BRobert BrownFall

Psychology 2135A/B Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Basal Ganglia, Eleanor Rosch, Implicit Learning

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Grouping of things into larger groups is categorization. Mental representation of a category is a concept. Medin (1989) argues concepts and categories
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