PSYC 110 - Lecture 7 - Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Language (cont.); Vision and Memory

Lecture 7 - Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Language (cont.); Vision and Memory

Overview

This lecture finishes the discussion of language by briefly reviewing two additional topics: communication systems in non-human primates and other animals, and the relationship between language and thought. The majority of this lecture is then spent on introducing students to major theories and discoveries in the fields of perception, attention and memory. Topics include why we see certain visual illusions, why we don't always see everything we think we see, and the relationship between different types of memory.

Resources


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Assignment

Gray, Peter. Psychology (5th edition), chapters 8 and 9

Hoffman, Donald D. "Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 81-90

Hughes, Howard C. "Sensory Exotica: A World Beyond Human Experience." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 91-95

Schacter, Daniel L. "Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 165-176

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