Cognitive Processses I

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cognitive Processses I

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PSYC104 and PSYC105, or STAT122 or STAT170 or STAT171, PSY122 and PSY104 or PSYC104 and PSY105

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces major topics of cognition including mechanisms of visual and auditory attention, varieties of short and long term memory, language processes such as reading and written word recognition, and storage and retrieval of knowledge of concepts and reasoning. We cannot attend to everything that impinges on the senses so we select and attend only to part of the available input. Selected information must be encoded, used, stored and retrieved. Although the main focus of the unit is on normal adult cognition, disorders of cognitive processes are also examined and these include acquired dyslexias and various forms of memory impairments. The unit is taught by means of lectures and practical classes. The latter demonstrate phenomena and research findings from various areas of cognition.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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