Psychology and Brain Sciences | Cognitive Psychology
P335 | 10585 | Gruenenfelder, T.


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.