Spring 2014

Cognitive Psychology

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-233

Formerly listed as: PSYC-33

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Faculty

Matthew D. Schulkind (Section 01)

Description

This course will examine how the mind extracts information from the environment, stores it for later use, and then retrieves it when it becomes useful. Initially, we will discuss how our eyes, ears, and brain turn light and sound into colors, objects, speech, and music. Next, we will look at how memory is organized and how it is used to accomplish a variety of tasks. Several memory models will be proposed and evaluated: Is our brain a large filing cabinet? a sophisticated computer? We will then apply these principles to understand issues like intelligence, thinking, and problem-solving. Throughout the course, we will discuss how damage to various parts of the brain affects our ability to learn and remember.

Requisite: PSYC 100 or 212 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 40 students. Spring semester. Professor Schulkind.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to Psychology majors according to class seniority, then to other students also by class seniority.

Offerings

2013-14: Offered in Spring 2014
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014
 

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