Perception and Memory Term Paper by Master Researcher

Perception and Memory
Discusses theories of perception and strategies for improving memory.
# 33600 | 1,900 words | 1 source | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 04, 2003 in Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (Memory)

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This paper is in two parts; Part I concerns top-down and bottom-up theories of perception, and Part II discusses strategies for improving memory and problem solving. The paper addresses the strategies of elaborative rehearsal, retrieval cues, chunking, visualization, overcoming established mental sets and learning to represent the problem efficiently.

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"Perception refers to the set of processes whereby sensory information is controlled by the nervous system so that the environment can be meaningful. The processes that are involved in perception can be divided into two classes, and an interaction of top-down and bottom-up processes is needed for perception. The top-down theory of perception involves processes that have their basis in concepts. The bottom-up theory involves data-driven processes. Both of these theories are based on object perception being a type of unconscious problem-solving. Sensory information from various objects contains the information and concepts already possessed by the person's mind so that he or she can make sense of that information. As Chalmers (2002, p. 92) states, "The hard problem is how physical processes in the brain give rise to subjective experience"."

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