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Psychology week 7 notes

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Psychology week 7 notes PSYC 1001-002

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General Psychology (Lecture)
Jennifer Stratford
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Date Created: 10/06/16
Intro. To Psychology Week 7 Alzheimer’s patients­ death of neurons that use neurotransmitter, acetylcholine (throughout the  brain and the brain shrinks) Priming helps the brain to not work as hard to retrieve information  Approximately 4000 active human languages (all have basic structure of sounds and rules) Phonological rules: Indicate how phonemes can be combined to produce syllables Morphological rules: indicate how morphemes can be combined to form words A sentence—the largest unit of language— can be broken down into progressively smaller units:  phrases, morphemes, and phonemes. Syntactical rules­ indicate how words can be combined to form phrases and sentences  When listening= surface structure to deep structure When speaking= deep structure to surface structure At birth, infants can distinguish between all human phonemes They have the potential to learn any language  This dissipates after 6 months of age Speech comprehension comes before speech production  All infants go through the same babbling sequence  Children learn words through fast mapping which is mapping a word onto an underlying concept after only one single exposure  Telegraphic speech­ consists of mostly content words The orderly progression of language development may depend on general cognitive development or experience with a single language  Aphasia­ difficulty in producing or comprehending language  Broca’s aphasia (speaking)  Wernicke’s aphasia (understanding Speech) In many parts of the world, bilingualism is the norm Learning a second language early in life increases the density of gray matter in the brain Amount of grey matter correlated to language proficiency Attempts have been made to teach non­human animals, especially apes, human language but  apes’ vocal tracts not well­equipped, also there are limitations in size of vocabulary, types of  words (concrete), and complexity, although success has come with ASL and computerized  keyboards Time and colors show that spatial displays affect language and thought


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