Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (11)
What is cognition?
set of all mental abilities and processes related to knowledge
An approach that aims to understand human cognition by the study of behaviour
What did greek philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato try to understand?
how humans interact with their
examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings
Problems with introspection
way we introspect things may not be
the way that they are
What we see overrides what we hear.
E.g 'bah' = 'fah' when we see the f sound being produced
Why does the McGurk effect occur?
The brain is making sense of conflicting information
use of response time in perceptual-motor tasks to infer the content, duration, and temporal sequencing of cognitive operations
connection between conceptual entities or mental states that results from the similarity between those states or their proximity in space or time
demonstrating that a lesion to brain structure A disrupts function X but not function Y
to identify neural substrates of a brain function