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Instructional movies: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Lecturer: Dr. Boaz Ben David

Opening: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • What you will learn in the 3 semesters of the course

  • Historical background to Cognitive Psychology

  • What is "Introspection"?

  • Behaviorism: Stimuli - Response

  • Cognitive Psychology: Stimuli - Cognitive processces - Response

  • Basic terms
    > Independet variable, Dependet variable
    > Converging Evidence
    > Tasks

    > Traces of the cognitive process

Illusions in the kindergarten (with Youtube En captions)
  • What is an illusion?

  • Emmert's law, 1881 (size perception)

  • Ponzo illusion, 1913

  • Muller-lyer illusion, 1889

Methods for measuring thresholds
  • The Hearing test set up

  • Methods of measurement
    > Absolute Threshold
    > The method of limits
    > The method of constant stimuli

  • Summary: The methods of measurement

  • Food for thought:
    > Methods limitations
    > Testing tool limitations

Signal Detection Theory
  • What is "Noise"? What is "Signal"?

  • Response scenarios
    > Hit
    > Miss
    > False alarm
    > Correct rejection

  • D-prime, Beta & the Neural activity diagram

  • Examples & Summary

Attention