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The Hardware of Mental Activities

1. Rolls presents a model of visual consciousness. Mandik presents his view on the neurophilosophy of consciousness. In your opinion, is Rolls's model a trivial or substantive view of consciousness? [150 word count] 2. Neuroscience and linguistics have, at face value, little in common methodologically. Beginning with the Ling


1. Look at the first few visual examples in Illusions and Paradoxes by Zamora. What model of the mind-brain seems closest to reality based on just these examples? Argue that there are or are not indications of multiple models among the illusions. (Do not discuss them all; choose a couple that strike you most powerfully.) 2. Is

Definitions of terms relating to the brain

Please provide definitions and explanations for the following terms: - Neurons - Axion, Dendrites, Milean Sheath - White Matter/Gray Matter - Synamptic Gap - Neurotransmitters and Receptor Sites - Three Types of Neurons: Sensory, Motor, Interneurons - How we study the Brain - Brodmann's Areas - Reptilian Brain, Li

Areas of the Brain and Their Functions

Please define the terms listed below and explain how they can be distinguished from each other. Brain: - Left/Right Hemisphere - Three Parts: Cerebral Cortex; Cerebellum; Brain Stem - Medulla Oblongata - Four Lobes and what they do: - Hippocampus, Hypothalamus, Amugdala - Limbis System as supporting Emotion and Memory -

A Discussion On IP Theory, Encoding, Retrieval

1) Draw/fill-in and explain IP Theory 2) Describe factors that may promote and hinder encoding 3) Describe factors that may promote and hinder retrieval 4) Compare and contrast and provide examples for 4Rs: Recall, Recollection, Recognition, and Relearning

Learning Styles and Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, may have an impact on learning but is not related to learning styles. It is still an impediment to one's learning process. Are learning styles related to learning disabilities? Please outline the primary learning styles and define them.

Discovery of Learning Styles This article discussed a meta analysis (looking at several studies) and it discovered that many studies on learning styles were flawed. In what ways does it suggest that learning styles studies were flawed?

Optimal Conditions For Learning

Could you please help me to answer these questions?: Are there optimal conditions for learning? If so, what are they? If not, why not? Please relate your discussion to learning styles (you can readily find this information on the Internet). What has your own experience been with learning styles? Do you find that you learn

Gambling Behaviours & B.F. Skinner

Why do people continue behaviors even though there may not be an immediate reward? An example using gambling (slot machines) and B.F. Skinner.

Pavlov's famous dog experiment

Please help with the following problem: In this research study, scientists reversed Pavlov's famous dog experiment. Essentially the dog is given the treat after ringing the bell, so to speak. In this experiment with monkeys, what did the researchers learn and how does this apply to Pavlov's work? To answer this go to the

Slot machine gamblers and addiction

How is it that some individuals that play slot machines won't become addicted to gambling? Why and or how is this possible? Please discuss how addictive personalities play a role in this differential experience of addiction. What are some of the characteristics on people with addictive personalities?

Biopsychosocial Model for the Mind

Biopsychosocial Model for the Mind The brain injury of Phineas Gage in 1848 prompted renewed interest in localizing mental functions and dysfunctions in the brain. Galton's insight into hereditary traits reintroduced the nature/nurture debate in psychology. This assignment focuses on examining those two historical threads in

B. F. Skinner: Theoretical Concepts

What theoretical concepts are attributed to B. F. Skinner? Which one of these concepts had the greatest effect on the field of psychology? Why?

Piaget's Four Stages of Development Criticism

What would you see as some important criticisms of Piaget's research on the four stages of development? Although his research does validate that children are as intellectually as capable as adults, his studies may have used questions too difficult for children and therefore underestimated their competency. What do you think of t

Central Impediment to Effective Problem Solving

A central impediment to effective problem solving is functional fixedness, or the inability to use a familiar object in an unfamiliar way. Essentially, one is unable to adapt or incorporate changes into one's heuristics. In terms of cognitive deficits or other forms of pathology which compromise one's ability to problem-solve, c


In terms of impasses being resolved and greater clarity obtained after one walks away from a difficult problem, how do you think this concept applies to studying and test-taking? For example, have you ever noticed or had the experience of studying or reviewing for a test the night before you take it and finding that you feel stu

Problem Solving - Stop and Revisit Later

When trying to solve a problem, you might have been instructed to "stop thinking about it and come back to it later." Based on what you have learned this week about impasses, do you think that this is good advice? Why or why not? 100 words.

How Memories Impact Us

The Lost Mariner - Jimmie lost his ability to form new memories due to Korsakov's Syndrome. How important are our memories in making us the people we are?

Therapists and Communicating with Clients

Central to one's professional training as a therapist is the ability to accurately discern and reflect someone's affective states, both via verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. In addition, very often the therapist is helping one to develop a language to increase one's awareness of certain processes. The therapist assis

Knowledge and Theories About Organizations

1) Discuss the dynamics and concept of power in organizations, for example, are they gender-based, is power at odds with the provision of services, and does politics or cost enter in? 2) What is power and what does it have to do with the goals of the organization? 3) What are the pros and cons to the ways in which powe

Consequences of Tragedy Memorials?

At the time of the 9/11 tragedy, the media played a vital role in keeping the world informed, as much as possible, about every aspect of the event. In addition, each year there are many ceremonies the commemorate the tragedy and recognize the many lives devastated by it. Similar events take place throughout the year to recognize

Perceiving Stimuli - Reliance on the Senses

Several theories (e.g. depth-of-processing theory, Paivio's dual-code hypothesis) suggest that vision is an important step in processing information. Hearing is the other sense relied on in perceiving stimuli. In addition, we have also discussed the importance of schemata to organize our world. Schemata are conceptual framework

Racist Perceptions on Schemas on Stereotypes

What are your thoughts about the impact of racist perceptions on schemas on stereotypes? In light of the vastly changing demographic - at the educational, economic, and social levels - and the shift in power in the USA?

Defining Creativity

How do you define creativity? Are we all creative? What types of things do you think display creativity? Provide explanations for your responses.