Approaches- Cognitive and Biological

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Cognitive
Relates to mental processes- perception, memory + reasoning
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C. neuroscience
Study- underlying neural bases of cognitive functions
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Inference
Logical conclusions- based on evidence of reasoning
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Schema
Cognitive framework- interprets and organises info in brain. Cause us to exclude info that doesn't conform with our beliefs.
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Theoretical models
Simplified models representing specific mental processes- current research
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Computer models
Process- using computer analogies representing human cognition.
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Biological approach
Biological organisms- biological explanations for aspects of psychological funtions
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Gene
Part of chromosome that carries info in DNA form
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Neurochemistry
Study- chemical + neural processes- nervous system
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Nervous system
CNS- spinal cord + brain, P(peripheral)NS- somatic + autonomic nervous system. Behaviour- eating, breathing, sexual- under neural control
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