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11 Cards in this Set

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Cognitive Psychology
Study of the mental operations that support people's acquisition & use of knowledge
Information Processing
Attempts to identify what occurs during the various stages (attention, perception, short-term memory) of processing info
Sensory Store
Part of memory that holds unanalyzed sensory information for a fraction of a second, providing an opportunity for additional analysis following the physical termination of a stimulus
Pattern Recognition
The stage of perception during which a stimulus is identified
S-R Approach (Stimulus Response)
Approach that emphasizes the association between a stimulus & a response, without identifying the mental operations that produced the response
Artificial Intelligence
The study of how to produce computer programs that can perform intellectually demanding tasks
Cognitive Neuroscience
The study of the relation between cognitive processes & brain activities
4 Lobes of the Brain
1) Frontal Lobe - planning of movements, some aspects of memory, inhibition of innappropriate behavior
2) Temporal Lobe - hearing, advanced visual processing
3) Occipital Lobe - vision
4) Parietal Lobe - body sensations, touch
fMRI - Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Uses magnetic fields & computerized images to locate mental operations in the brain
Uses radioactive tracers to study brain activity by measuring the amount of blood flow in different parts of the brain
ERP - Event-Related Potential
Uses electrodes placed on the scalp to measure the duration of brain waves during mental tasks