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Cognitive Chapter 1 Defining Cog Psy: Study of thought and thinking Info Processing Approach: step by step model, emphasizing both structure and process.

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1 Cognitive Chapter 1 Defining Cog Psy: Study of thought and thinking Info Processing Approach: step by step model, emphasizing both structure and process questions -- ex: boxes in head model Cognitive Neuroscience: search for brain basis of cognition Cognitive Science: Interdisciplinary approach to the study of the mind – cognitive psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, philosophy of mind, ai Connectionism or PDP approach to mind: Modeling cognitive processes based on brain function. -- Pandemonium model here --

2 Three boxes of memory: Example of Information Processing Approach

3 Cog Chapter 1 Plato (400 BC): Forms and appearances “things aren’t what they seem” Aristotle (Plato’s student): Perception is route to knowledge Copernicus (1542): Perception is not just incomplete it is deceptive. Thomas Hobbs (1650): Only math is real Rene Descartes (same time): Mind is only proof of existence British empiricists ( , Locke, Hume, Berkeley, etc). Mind essential to construct knowledge from experience Birth of Psychology W. Wundt (1879): Structure of experience Rise of Behaviorism: Rise of Computer science in post-war period: catalyst for cognitive psychology

4 Plato and Aristotle Beginning of Nativist/Empiricist controversy

5 Copernicus

6 Thomas Hobbs & Rene Descartes

7 John Locke and British Empiricists 1700’s. The mind as blank slate.

8 Wundt and the beginning of scientific Psychology late 1800’s John Watson and the dominance of behaviorism

9 Cognitive revolution: 1956 George Miller: Magical number 7 MIT symposium: birth of AI

10 WWII, the rise of computer science. The computer metaphor of the mind and (eventually) PDP models of the mind


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