PSY 355 • Cognition
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
How come we can remember the color of our very first bicycle, but we cannot remember a phone number long enough to walk from the phone book to the telephone? Why can we build a computer that can beat a grand-master chess player but we cannot build a computer to recognize simple objects? How is human language different from the language learned by a parrot? What parts of the brain are responsible for seeing color, or recognizing your mother's face? Cognitive psychology is study of human behavior and perception and is dedicated to investigating these types of questions. In this course you will be study topics in perception, language, memory and reasoning. This academic journey will involve reading cutting-edge research in these topics to better understand and evaluate the answers to these and other questions in cognitive psychology.