Thursday, December 20, 2018

Unit 8, Chapter 8: Cognition and Language

Reading assignments:

Bernstein Text Chapter 8 Pp. 275-319
Notes Check Mon, Jan 7                  
Flash Cards Due Fri. Jan 11
Concept Map Due Tues, Jan 15      
Unit Quiz: Wed. Jan 16

Read and take Cornell Notes: Make connections! Put in your own words! Write examples, mnemonics. Also... you should be reviewing past units as you go. Make connections between units. What do these concepts have to do with learning and memory? 

Key concepts:
Cognition: Evoked Brain Potentials, Formal and Natural Concepts, Prototypes, Schemas, Scripts, Mental Models, Cognitive Maps, Rules of Logic, Propositions, Syllogisms, Formal and Informal Reasoning, Algorithms, Heuristics including Anchoring,  Representativeness, and Availability, Mental Set, Functional Fixedness, Confirmation Bias, Fundamental Attribution Error, Foot in the door, Door in the face, Gambler’s Fallacy
Language: Grammar, Phonemes, Morphemes, Syntax, Semantics, Surface and Deep Structure of Language, Babbling, Telegraphic Speech

How do we measure thinking? Sometimes by looking at processing time... "Mental Chronometry"

Use THIS LINK to take a "Simon" test - comparing "compatible" vs "incompatible" responses.

Our friend Hank on cognition

and... Hank on language

and... Steve Pinker on how kids learn language

Being raised bilingual can change brain development in some interesting ways!

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