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Human Learning and Cognition

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Keeping in mind characteristics of mirror neurons, consider how imagery and cognitive mapping extend to areas that concern language and experience that do not have a spatial or vision aspect. Do imagery and cognitive mapping advance memory in these areas? Why or why not?

Question # 2

Compare the front page of The National Enquirer to the front page of any major city newspaper. The working memory model of Baddely and Hitch (1974) concerns processing within short-term memory and transformation into long-term memory. Briefly explain how you would use this model to design a textbook. Why will this design be more successful than others?
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NOTE: Some parts of your question were unclear; however, I provided you with enough information in which you may draw conclusion. For example, I didn't understand how the book design fit into the question; or the comparison of the National Enquirer with another new paper. Except that one provides sensational information (or non-factual) information, and the other is based on accurate, factual journalism I provided you information based on the model. Hope this helps.

Keeping in mind characteristics of mirror neurons, consider how imagery and cognitive mapping extend to areas that concern language and experience that do not have a spatial or vision aspect.

(1) Do imagery and cognitive mapping advance memory in these areas (visual and spatial aspects)? Why or why not?
Cognitive mapping is a process composed of a series of psychological transformation by which an individual acquires, codes, stores, recalls and decodes information about the relative location and attribute of phenomenon in everyday special environment" (Downs & Stea, 1973, p. 312). Cognitive mapping manipulates information about the information of one's spatial environment. According to Downs and Shea, spatial information can be represented in a variety of ways. For example, it could be the way in which spatial information is encoded (mapmaking), or the way in which information is interpreted (map reading).

Further, underlying cognitive mapping ...

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This solution discusses Human Learning and Cognition from the perspective of cognitive mapping.

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