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Laura Snodgrass, Ph.D.
Sensation & Perception Sensation & Perception
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Cognitive Cognitive


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Study Guide for Exam 1

  1. Describe Donder's subtraction method.
  2. What are the assumptions of the information processing approach?
  3. What are the structures and processes studied in Cog. Psych? How are individual differences accounted for?
  4. What is meant by multiple, isolable codes and what research supports this idea?
  5. What codes might be activated in response to a letter of the alphabet?
  6. Compare analytic and analog codes.
  7. Be able to discuss all the codes that we talked about.
  8. What does the temporal hierarchy tell us about mental processing?
  9. How has Posner's letter matching task been used to investigate the manipulation of mental codes?
  10. What is the race-horse model?
  11. What is the retinal image theory and what evidence suggests that it is not valid?
  12. Describe the cyclic nature of perception. Describe the four proposals in the text for the nature of the patterns schemas in LTM.
  13. Discuss: local versus global, integral features, emergent features. How do these terms relate to each other? 
  14. What does the word superiority effect tell us about perception?
  15. Define top-down and bottom-up processing. How does these two types of processing influence perception?

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