Neural Geographies: Feminism and the Microstructure of

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Looking back over the last 10 years, I am struck by the slowness of change in the introduction of these ideas. Proactive interference is not found when List 2 learning is followed immediately by a memory test, but there is a gradual increase in such interference as the length of the retention interval increases. Propositional files also contain more information about the rough size category of the object (e.g., very small, small, large, enormous) and information about superordinate categories of the objects (e.g., in the duck case, that BIRD would be the most likely superordinate; see Kosslyn, 1980, 1983, for details; and Chapter 10).

Analyzing and Aiding Decision Processes (Advances in

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Copyright © 1980 by Academic Press, reproduced by permission of the publisher. misleading; both groups have damage to the same functional system…The proposed hippocampaldiencephalic system is required for the encoding of episodic information, permitting the information to be set in its spatial and temporal context.” They argued that there is a second system involving the perirhinal cortex of the temporal lobe and the medial dorsal nucleus of the thalamus which is involved in making familiarity judgements on tests of recognition memory.

The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness (Cambridge Handbooks

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The selfreference effect was much smaller than usual in studies in which self-reference was compared against semantic encoding tasks that permitted elaboration and organisation. Although adults and even preschool children often describe the correct trajectory for a thrown or moving object, reflecting their implicit folk competences, their explicit explanations reflect this näıve understanding of the forces acting upon the object.

Foreign Vocabulary in Sign Languages: A Cross-Linguistic

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These theories emerged mainly from the previously created information theory, giving rise to experiments in signal detection and attention in order to form a theoretical and practical understanding of communication. Young, McWeeny, Hay, and Ellis (1986a) found that participants were much faster to decide whether a face belonged to a politician than they were to produce the person’s name. Statistical concepts such as reliability and validity, methods of constructing personality measures, merits and limitations of correlational and experimental research designs, and empirical evaluation of theories.

Neural Models of Plasticity: Experimental and Theoretical

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However, with practice, this activity decreased, and there was increasing activity in left inferior occipitotemporal cortex. A cognitive psychologist can make a significant difference in the lives of others–from preparing students to use critical thinking skills in preparation for life after school to helping organizations achieve more efficient use of their employees’ talents. The remaining patient had the even more serious condition of anarthria, which totally prevents speech.

Conceptual Blockbusting

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Laurie Feldman, Program Director, University at Albany, State University of New York, Department of Psychology, SS399, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 (Ph: 518-442-4842; Fax: 518-442-4867). Some of the methods used are complex, such as using MRI's to study brain functioning, to administering reading comprehension tests. Adapted from Bourke et al. (1996). task interfered the least. A primary concern is with a little phenomenon called transference.

Learning Style Perspectives: Impact in the Classroom

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The "Computational Theory of Mind," developed by philosophers like Hilary Putnam (1963) and Jerry Fodor (1975, 1981), for instance, conceives of mental states as relations between a thinker and symbolic representations of the content of the states, and of mental processes as formal operations on the syntactic features of those representations. Vivid images of circumstances associated with surprising or strongly emotional events. This course is aimed at undergraduates who are planning to attend graduate school in psychology or one of the other behavioral sciences.

Prophets, Cults and Madness

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In those circumstances, the observers systematically misjudged the distance between themselves and the ball. Students may not receive credit for both Psychology 115 and Psychology 115A. An argument with Dick meant the idea was worth worrying about. In general, students will be “housed” in a particular track and within a particular laboratory, but it is also possible to collaborate with faculty and students in other tracks or laboratories, especially during the later years of graduate training.

Female Infidelity and Paternal Uncertainty: Evolutionary

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Blindsight patients may use this pathway even if V1 is totally destroyed. Information from such patients was used by Ellis and Young (1988) to propose a model of the processing of spoken words (see Figure 11.3 for a modified version). An ancient text known as The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine identifies the brain as the nexus of wisdom and sensation, includes theories of personality based on yin–yang balance, and analyzes mental disorder in terms of physiological and social disequilibria.

Human Facial Expression: An Evolutionary View

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According to Kintsch and van Dijk’s model, texts are processed to produce a micro-structure and a macro-structure. There simply hasn�t been enough time, evolutionarily speaking, for dedicated processors for determining correspondences between written and spoken symbols to develop. It is assumed that there is more perceptual processing in the read condition than in the generation condition, whereas there is more conceptual processing in the generate condition than in the read condition.