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Research has shown that similar areas of the brain are used to process sensory information during perception of the physical stimulus and in stimulating and mentally imagining representations of that stimulus category what implications does this funny half an hour understanding of where category knowledge is stored in the brain?
This finding suggests that, because processing of the physical stimulus and its corresponding representation or related, representations are not develop and stored in a specific area of the brain. Instead, representations processing is distributed across the brain using some more perceptual motor systems, in modality specific areas.
Structures in the medial temporal lobe's are involved in what type of memory?
Memory tests examining changes in performance or referred to as what type of memory tests?
HM had his medial temporal lobe removed to control epileptic seizures.
Analyzing the relationship between typing something on a keyboard and seeing what comes up on the screen is what?
briefly describe why sensory information can be ambiguous.
(1) sensory information does not contain enough information to explain our perceptions and (2) the world has too much sensory input to include into our coherent perceptions at any single given moment
Two important functions of attention is detecting information we need and inhibiting information we do not need. What do Posner et al.'s (1980, 1982) endogenous cuing studies tell us about detection and inhibition?
Validly cued objects are processed faster while invalidly cued objects are inhibited or processed slower than uncued objects. These findings tell us that attention facilitates processing target information and inhibits processing of information that is believed to be irrelevant.
Research has shown that similar areas of the brain are used to process sensory information during perception of a physical stimulus and in simulating (or mentally imagining) representations of that stimulus category. What implication(s) does this finding have on our understanding of where category knowledge is stored in the brain?
This finding suggests that, because processing of a physical stimulus and its corresponding representation are related, representations are not developed and stored in a specific area of the brain. Instead, representation processing is distributed across the brain using similar perceptual and motor systems (in modality-specific areas).