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psyc class notes #3

by: Nicole Lee

psyc class notes #3 PSYC100010

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psyc class notes #3 march 9, 2016
General Psychology
Ly,Agnes Ruan
Class Notes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nicole Lee on Friday March 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC100010 at University of Delaware taught by Ly,Agnes Ruan in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 8 views.


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Date Created: 03/11/16
Psych class notes #1  March 9, 2016 driving down the highway you have used for the past year, checked the  speedometer, rear view mirror, and oncoming traffic but there’s a temporary road blockade in the road, slam on the brakes, and explain to the police officer that  your eyes were on the road, paying attention.  your expectancy did not correlate with the reality: top down processing attention is the ability to focus on relevant information and blocking out irrelevant information. selectively choosing the informations that are provided.  ability to direct and maintain attention is the prefrontal cortex its complexity,  neural connection, correlates to how the rest of the brain is connected.  enhancing cognitive ability  cognitive processing automatic something that’s been habitual, practiced, and now able to perform without a  lot of thinking. doesn’t require attention like walking, chewing gum, blinking controlled conscious activity, requires a great deal of attention, and performing  something that lacks experience/comfortableness  we are cognitive misers because our brains don’t really want to spend that much energy, resources  our attention is selective  broadbent’s filter theory: multiple messages that we receive goes through a selective  filter where specific information is picked out to fill the limited capacity of our decision  channel which then leads to making actions upon that decision, a response OR it could  be stored in our long­term store.  information that is personally relevant to you : passes through the filter. personal  encounter, social (faces) or pain will not as easily go past your consciousness. this is  called something  inattentional blindness when you need to perform a task, so your attention narrows to  be able to focus. therefore, you may miss something entirely that’s clearly within our  visual field (moonwalking bear) change blindness visual disturbances


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