Cognitive Processes

Descartes representation of how the visual system perceives objects.

Descartes' representation of how the visual system perceives objects. (Image by René Descartes. L'Homme de Rene Descartes. Paris: Charles Angot, 1664, Ministère de l'éducation nationale. 1897 Œuvres de Descartes L. Cerf.)


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Spring 2004



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This undergraduate course is designed to introduce students to cognitive processes. The broad range of topics covers each of the areas in the field of cognition, and presents the current thinking in this discipline. As an introduction to human information processing and learning, the topics include the nature of mental representation and processing, the architecture of memory, pattern recognition, attention, imagery and mental codes, concepts and prototypes, reasoning and problem solving.

Potter, Mary. 9.65 Cognitive Processes, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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