psychpost | 9/24/2011 12:52:00 AM
|Simple enough, right?|
Today I begin a new school year and I begin my study of Cognitive Psychology. This looks like an enjoyable course and I am looking forward to it.
Cognitive Psychology is the study of mental processes. Mental processes studied include (but are not limited to): memory, decision making, perception, emotions, reasoning, and problem solving.
Cognition in all these forms involves the interpretation or transformation of stored information, acquired through the senses, retained in memory whose implications and associations are derived and applied advantageously in the activities of daily living.
|Multi-colored brain, this is where your mind come from.|
The need to study Cognitive Psychology comes from the need to answer a famous philosophical question: "How does the brain give rise to the mind?" and "Is the sum (the mind) greater than its parts (different regions of the brain)? "