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I am not the one teaching this course this year... For information about this course, please check the official syllabus on the UoE Psychology website. This site only exists for archiving purpose and contains a copy of the material made available in 2004-2005.
Lecture slides are now available on the tutorials.lexicall.org/wiki/ website, in the Lecture slides, file gallery section (files 24-29).
Copies of the slides will be made available after each lecture, in different formats (powerpoint presentation; pdf document with 2 slides per page, with colours; pdf document with 4 slides per page, with a grayscale display.
How Cognitive Psychology differs from earlier approaches in Psychology.
How connectionist and "theory-checking" computer modelling, neuropsychology and experimental psychology can all contribute to cognitive psychology.
How the dichotic listening paradigm can be used to study auditory attention, and some of the resulting data.
How psychologists have conceived of the focusing of visual attention, and how they have tried to investigate it.
How attention can be impaired after brain injury.
How psychologists have tried to investigate the division of attention, and some of the resulting data.
How the Stroop task lets psychologists investigate automaticity; the difference between automatic and controlled processing.
What template theorists of visual object recognition claim.
How psychologists have explored the topic of “top-down” effects on cognition.
How the Interactive-Activation Model of visual lexical processing works.
What might constitute context effects in visual word recognition, and how we might theorise about them.
What categorical perception is, and why it is important in speech processing.
How the TRACE model of auditory word recognition works.
Paivio's Dual Coding theory and some of the arguments for and against it.
The difference between prepositional and imagistic encoding and how psychologists might investigate the relationships between them.