Psychology and Brain Sciences | Cognitive Psychology
P335 | 10561 | Newman, S.
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,
understanding sentences and connected discourse, 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.