Cognitive approach

What is the cognitive approach?
argues that behaviour is controlled and generated by a series of internal mental processes
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What is the computer analogy?
the mind works like a computer by suggesting that there are similarities in the way they process information (INPUT PROCESS OUTPUT)
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What is machine reductionism?
ignores the influence of human emotion on the cognitive system and how it may affect the ability to process information
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What is a schema?
a package of info about an object, usually formed by young infants
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What do schemas do?
enable us t process information as an adult quickly, due to having developed mental representations for everything by this time. (as a sort of mental short-cut)
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What is cognitive neuroscience?
the scientific study of the influence of brain structures on mental processes. Using computer-generated models that are designed to 'read' the brain
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What are examples of cognitive neuroscience scanning techniques?
MRI, fMRI, PET, EEG
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