Psychology | Cognitive Psychology
P335 | 20531 | Gruenenfelder
Cognitive Psychology is the study of how people perceive, process,
remember, and use information. It attempts to understand how the brain
works from a functional, as opposed to physiological, perspective.
Some of the topics that we will address in this course are pattern
recognition and perception, attention, short and long term memory,
speech perception, language understanding, knowledge representation,
problem solving, and decision making. We will survey each of these
fields in this course, but we also plan on going into greater depth in
one or two areas and review in detail some current research in
Cognitive Psychology. The course is primarily lecture-based, but we
liberally sprinkle it with demonstrations. Students will also have the
opportunity to try out themselves some of the experiments that we
discuss in class.