Cognitive Psychology: The Study Of Cognitive Psychology

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The amount of work that happens in the brain when it starts processing information or learning something new is quite astounding. The brain knows what steps it needs to take and it moves through them so quickly that it seems like second nature. When moving through these thoughts the individual does not have to think about each step and then move to the second step. According to Anderson (2015) this process is called cognition. By definition it is when a person processes the knowledge they have gained whether it is old or new. This is where the art of cognitive psychology is important because it looks and studies the types of functions in the brain. Because the brain is so complex and it is always processing different types of information and …show more content…
It is through these processes that the mind tries to organize itself so that an individual can function at their best. There have been a number of instances in history that have led to the advancement of this particular field in psychology. The term cognition according to Burnham, Sabia, & Langan (2014) refers to all the processes that transform, reduce, elaborate, recover, store, and use sensory information in the brain. Cognition is a daily occurrence that is in every aspect of a person’s life and in everything they do. According to Hinne, Janssen, Heskes, & van Gerven (2015) the brain is divided into clusters that help us to share and retain information also known as connectomics. Each person is unique and has their own way of thinking and interpreting things around them. There are no two perceptions or views that are exactly the same. Depending on whom is asked a thousand different replies will be given. Some say that in the womb individuals develop some knowledge and that helps to shape them as they grow, while this true it probably be more accurate to say that daily interactions with people help to shape mold people into the characters they …show more content…
With perception it is important to recognize the senses of sight, touch, taste, smell, and hearing. With these processes it helps them to begin to try to understand the world around them. Using theses senses allows them to interpret different stimuli and situations around them and draw conclusions based on it. Cognitive psychology tends to want to focus on the particular ways that a person may interpret events and then how that affects their behavior. By gaining the most basic understanding of how someone interprets their environment and different stimuli helps to determine how people perceive different events and different emotions (Morris & Hasson 2010). Many believe that this is one main reasons that artificial intelligence has a long way to go because it has no physical senses and it can only go by what is inputted into it. Perception is essentially looking at the physical environment and how it influences people to navigate their way through it (Morris & Hasson

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