Summary: Principles Of Cognitive Neuroscience | 9780878935734 | Dale Purves

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  • 1 Cognitive neuroscience: definition, themes and approaches

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  • Which two fields contain cognitive neuroscience?

    Neuroscience as well as cognitive science
  • What does cognitive neuroscience seek to do?

    Measure cognitive abilities and behavior to understand how the human brain works at all levels
  • 1.2 cognition

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  • Name why it is hard to understand an study cognition

    They arise too rapidly to be conscious and they occur automatically in the background of current processes
  • 1.2.1 Natural philosophy and early psychology

  • Who where the pioneers of psychology in nineteenth century

    Wilhelm Wundt
    Hermann von Helmholtz
    William James
  • 1.2.2 Behaviorism

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  • Who where the most important names in behaviourism during the twentieth century?

    B.F. Skinner and John Watson
  • Explain what operant conditioning does to rats

    Food rewards made rats more likely to engage in whatever behavior occurred immediately before the reward
  • 1.2.3 Cognitive science

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  • What did George Miller found in the 1950's

    People are able to represent 7 unique items at one time this was called immediate memory
  • What is the focus of cognitive science

    It focusses on information processing associated with cognitive participants (human and none), computational simulation of cognitive psychology, social psych, psychiatry etc.
  • What are cognitive models trying to describe

    The underlying psychological processes
  • 1.3 neuroscience

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  • What brain area where physicians interested in by the early nineteenth century?

    The cerebral cortex

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