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Research on Cognitive Processes
A review of the research on memory, attention and perceptual processes.
# 152607 | 1,204 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Mar 28, 2013 in Education (Development Studies) , Psychology (General)

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The paper explains cognitive processes as higher intellectual information processing which occurs when information is analyzed, stored and recorded in the human mind. The paper examines the research on attention and on the act of selecting stimuli while ignoring others, a process called selective attention. Next, the paper reviews studies on the fundamental human cognitive process of problem solving and on the process of memory, specifically, prospective memory, that is the remembering to perform a task in the future.

From the Paper:

"The researchers were interested in the application of attention difficulties to reading and the connection to processing differences in working memory and attention tasks (Savage et al., 2006). In order to establish whether or not specific cognitive-behavioral associations existed, the researchers completed regression analysis which evaluated reading ability and attention while controlling for external factors. The study included 123 children from a school population both with and without substantial attention difficulties who were screened for working memory and attention task measures (Savage et al., 2006). It found that visual memory and dual task functioning were the purist indicators of cognitive difficulty in children with attention problems (Savage et al., 2006). The use of a control group as well as ruling out external factors allow for the application of this study to work with children with attention difficulties both educationally and clinically. The ability to identify distinct cognitive deficits in the areas of reading and attention will allow interventions to be geared toward the remediation of each specific deficit areas therefore, ensuring that each area can be given attention necessary for educational success (Savage et al., 2006)"

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Savage, R., Cornish, K., Manly, T., & Hollis, C. (2006). Cognitive processes in children's reading and attention: The role of working memory, divided attention, and response inhibition. British Journal of Psychology, 97, 365-385. doi: 10.1348/000712605X81370
  • Smith, R. E., Martin, C., & Bayen, U. J. (2010). The cognitive processes underlying event-based prospective memory in school-age children and young adults: A formal model-based study. Developmental Psychology, 46(1), 230-244. doi: 10.1037/a0017100
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