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PSY 452; Week 3 Notes

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PSY 452; Week 3 Notes PSY 452

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Notes from Chapter 3 and Lecture (2/1-2/5)
Cognitive Psychology
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Date Created: 02/08/16
Reading Ch 3 Terms 0 focused selective attention focusing on one source of information and ignoring others 0 divided attention multitasking two tasks being performed at the same time Q shadowing repeating aloud one audio message while another audio messages is also presented 0 neglect visual attention disorder where stimuli presented to the undamaged side of the brain are undetectable O crossmodal attention the synchronization of attention across two or more different modalities ex seeing and hearing 0 ventriloquist illusion perception that sounds are coming from their visual source 0 faceincrown effect threatening faces are detected quicker than faces with other expressions 0 illusory conjunction combining 2 features from different stimuli to perceive an object that isn39t there Selective Auditory Attention 0 it is easier to distinguish between 2 audio messages on the basis of physical difference over meaning 0 a bottleneck filter late in processing that limits ability to process more than one auditory message 0 Recent Developments 0 top down processes in auditory system enhance processing stimuli Selective Visual Attention 0 Spotlight 0 see only small area but can be redirected to focus on anything 0 Zoom Lens 0 we can decreaseincrease the area of focal attention 0 more accurate 0 Distraction Effects external and internal stimuli anxious more distracted than non taskrelevant more distracting than not greater distraction when task is lowload easier 0 Illusions Rubber Hand l misperception that a rubber hand is ones own I rubber hand is touched at same time as individuals 0 Body Swap l misperception that partall of another39s body is O 0000 one39s own l shaking hands while looking through the other person39s viewpoint 0 Barbie Doll l size of body is misperceived as one39s one in reference to size of objects in environment Disorders of Visual Attention Q Neglect O Attentional Systems I GoalDirected l influenced by expectations knowledge and intentions l uses topdown processing l StimulusDirected I use when unexpected and important stimulus occur I uses bottomup processing l damaged in those with neglect 0 Reducing Neglect l training of both attentional systems Visual Search Q angry faces easier to detect than non 0 moving objects easier to detect than non 0 Feature Integration Theory 0 easier to detect objects defined by a single feature than by two or more 0 similarity between target and distractors influences ease of search 0 mostly parallel processing 0 TopDown Processes O we search for objects where we think that are most likely to be found Consciousness 0 Issues 0 Sentience l subjective awarenessexperience I only available to individual having experience 0 Access to Information I ability to report the content of our experience without reporting the process 0 Self Knowledge l ability to have conscious awareness Q Is Consciousness Unitary 0 split brain patients have 2 consciousness39s I left dominant responsible for interpreting events I right lowlevel processing Lecture 21 23 Attention 0 mental process of concentrating effort on a stimulus or event 0 Active or Passive Q Focused or Divided 0 Flexible O with practice tasks become automatic Automaticity doesn39t require attention occurs outside of consciousness ballistic goalunrelated occurs in parallel not serially How 0 practice practice practice 0 consistent mapping same thing in same situation every time leads to atomicity I parallel processing I not attention demanding I ballistic O inconsistent mapping requires attentional control I serial processing l attention demanding l consciously controlled Two Properties of Attention 0 Limited 0 tested using divided attention tasks I subjects do more than one task at a time or attend to more that on message at a time Q Shaffer l skilled typists recite nursery rhymes aloud I measured typing speed in wpm I Results l typists perform both tasks with only 10 loss in wpm l difficult to interpret l are they switching bw both tasks I need attention only in bursts O Selective Attention amp Driving 0 85 of people use phone while driving 0 Brazil Israel Australia prohibit phones while driving 0 13 states ban use while driving 0 do permit handsfree devices 0 women and younger more likely to use phone 0 Redelmeier amp Tibshiranis 1997 O examined data from 699 drivers in accidents I scanned cell records 0 risk of accident 4x higher when using cell I no benefit from hands free I 2005 AUS study found same 0 almost as dangerous as driving drunk 0 Strayer Drews amp Johnston 0 tested students in driving simulator while on phones hands free 0 Results l slower breaking time increases likelihood and severity of accidents I alone 780 with phone912 I evidence for attentional theory I everyone says their own driving stays the same on phone or not Q Why is it bad 0 Peripheral Interference Hypothesis l interference from holding phone I Solution l hands free phones 0 Attentional Hypothesis l diverting attention to conversation I Solution I pull over and park 0 Texting and Driving 0 includes attentional component of handling phone 0 banned in 35 states 0 Drews et al I subjects perform task in driving simulator I text friend I Results more crashes more swerving lower following distance Selective Attention 0 pretty good at ignoring stimuli we are not attending to Q Selective Attention Task 0 subjects respond to one source of information while ignoring another source 0 Dichotic Listening 0 Cherry l subjects noticed very little about unattended message I didn39t notice change in language I did notice if gender changed 0 Moray l subjects could not recognize words presented over and over in unattended O The Bottleneck l limited ability to extract auditory information presented simultaneously l Early Filter l happens between intake of sensory information and meaning I information is only analyzed physically l Cocktail Party Effect l Moray I played name in unattended l 33 unno ced l Treisman I switched messaged from attended to unattended l messa ge was followed l Late Filter l information is analyzed physically and for meaning I only relevant meaning will make it through to awareness l Moveable Filter l early or late depending on needs and resources I Johnston and Heinz I subjects listen to 2 different word lists I shadowed for physical characteristics or meaning I Results I took longer to react when shadowing for meaning I Moral all stimuli are evaluated for physical characteristics I further processing takes more resources 0 Selective Visual Attention O 0 space 0 Unattended stimuli l processed less thoroughly Visual Neglect l patients don39t respond to objects on one side of l patients are unaware of the neglect l Mrs S I suffered a stroke affecting right side of brain I neglect in left visual field I misses food on left side of plate only applies lipstick to right side I swivels to right to find something that may be missing I Posner l neglect is failure to disengage attention I Vuilleumieretal l two pictures presented at same time in both visual fields I neglect subjects couldn39t describe both pictures I but could identify degraded pictures better than level of chance Stroop Task l automatic vs controlled processes I topdown processing makes it difficult Visual Search Q FaceinCrowd Effect 0 evolutionarily negative expressions are hazardous 0 Feature integration theory 0 Isolated Feature l single feature enough to find target I done in parallel I not attention demanding I only have to consult feature map 0 Combined Feature l a combination of features needed to find target I done by checking each item I demands attention I must combine information from 2 or more maps 0 Feature Maps I each map has information about the location of it39s feature I loaded without attention 0 Limitations l Similarity Among Distractors l faster when all the distractors look like each other I Similarity Between Target amp Distractors l the distractors and target look alike I Illusory Conjunctions I combine features to quotseequot target everywhere 0 BottomUp Processing 0 have to look at each feature before finding target 0 TopDown Processing 0 your experience with like tasks influences how you search I quotwhere things are likely to bequot 0 Stimulus Familiarity Q Wang I used N and backwards N measured reaction time I manipulated number of distractors I Results I found quotNquot quickly no matter the set snze I found backwards quotNquot slower as set size increased 0 Elephant I Results I found the quotdeadquot elephant faster than the quotlivequot one 0 Conclusions O familiar combinations of features can be loaded with little attention 0 One Idea I when distractors are familiar we can group them into 1 unit I makes the unfamiliar stand out


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