This subject provides a grounding in the study and theory of cognitive processes, mainly from an information processing perspective. Topics covered include visual perception, attention, face recognition, memory, imagery, thinking, language, reasoning, problem-solving, and neuro-cognition. Current issues/debates in these areas of cognitive research are also examined. Applications of cognitive psychology are also considered.
School of Psychology
- The origins of cognitive psychology - Visual perception and face recognition - Processes involving higher human reasoning, language, problem solving, decision making - Applications of cognitive psychology - Pathologies/disorders resulting from illness and head injury which allow a better understanding of cognitive processes - Future directions including Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness
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