Visual Ambiguity Presentation

Slide 2 Notes The visual system operates on a set of assumptions or visual cues from the environment that help bring meaning and organization to the images that we perceive visually. In order to better understand the ambiguity between the physical object in the environment and the visual representation of the object in our brain,... Continue Reading →

Problem Solving and Decision Making Presentation

Slide 1 Notes Problem Solving and Decision Making—Authored by Coy Stoker for PSY360 Cognitive Psychology while attending the University of Phoenix. Slide 2 Notes The personal, psychological representation of problem solving and decision making is mediated by several mental constructs, least of which the logic of Western thought as formulated by Aristotelian syllogistic thought (Syllogism,... Continue Reading →

Phineas Gage Paper

At the age of 25, Phineas Gage was a bright, promising foreman working for the Rutland and Burlington railroad in Cavendish, Vermont. As was the practice of the times, the tamping powder was used to blast drill holes for the preparation of laying track (Wickens, 2005). Gage was using a tamping rod to compact the... Continue Reading →

The Process of Memory from Perception to Retrieval

Using the text, Cognition: The Thinking Animal, the University Library, the Internet, and/or other resources, answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be at least 150 words in length. 1. What is primary memory? What are the characteristics of primary memory? Primary memory is more commonly known as short-term memory. Primary memory is... Continue Reading →

Primary and Secondary Memory

This week I learned a lot about primary and secondary memory. I had already studied short-term vs. long-term memory in other psychology classes, as well as Ebbinghaus’ nonsense syllables. After reading about the working memory model Ebbinghaus’ theories seem simplistic. The cognitive perspective is supposed to be modeled after our understanding of computer architecture, but... Continue Reading →

Learning and Memory Presentation

Slide 3 Notes Learning and memory are deeply connected. There can be no learning without memory (Wickens, 2005). Memory is derived exclusively from learning experiences. Without learning and memory we would be mentally and psychologically dead. The brain is able to acquire complex, new information and store the memory within its vast arrays of neurons.... Continue Reading →

Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease

Select one of the learning or memory disorders. Explain the causes behind the disorder and describe how the normal processes are affected.  Please cite and reference appropriately Just a note: this should be a more academic discussion now that you have gained considerable knowledge about neuroanatomy. It would appear that Alzheimer’s affects nearly 5 percent... Continue Reading →

Biological and Cognitive Psychology Presentation

Slide 1 Notes This presentation is concerned with the development of the cognitive movement within psychology and its apparent precursors and predications. The biological view of psychology is considered only as an obvious, concurrent development within the framework of cognitive psychology. Many of the advances in the understanding of the biological mechanisms of cognition had... Continue Reading →

Changes from Adolescence through Adulthood

For each of three developmental domains: physical, cognitive, and social/personality, identify two major changes or challenges associated with that developmental stage (adolescence, young adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood). Adolescent Development Physical Development: 1) Puberty is the appearance of secondary sex characteristics such as body hair, deepening of the voice in males, and rounding of... Continue Reading →

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