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A Study of the Hypothesis Related to the Concept of Working Memory
Introduction Working memory is defined as the memory system that actively holds multiple pieces of transitory information in the mind where they can be manipulated. It is often used synonymously with the term short term memory. This system stores and manipulates visual images and verbal information. The storage capacity of...
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An Analysis of the Synesthesia
Synesthesia: A Symphony of Color The five senses are the basis of human life and interaction with the universe. Sight, hearing, taste, touch and scent are considered vital to the everyday processes of life for every living creature on the planet. The senses each have their own individual barriers between one another, and...
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A Study on Restoration Theories of Sleep
Describe and Evaluate Restoration Theories of Sleep In 1983 a scientist named Rechtschaffen did an experiment in order to find out the effects of sleep deprivation in animals. To do this they simply put two rats on a rotatable disc which was above water, they hooked electrodes to the rat's heads in order to monitor any ele...
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The Three Subdivision of Memory
We do not know why we can and can’t remember certain things. There are many theories on memory but psychologists do not know what it really could be. We don’t exactly know what is going on in our brains. There are many different approaches to understand memory. Also there are many different ways to remember things. Everyone...
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An Analysis of the Reasons for the Accuracy and Inaccuracy of Sensory Information
As Elvidge (2007) explains, senses can at times fail to transmit the
required data to the brain despite the fact that they are believed to be
very reliable tools. This mostly happens when a person is drowsy, ill, or
exhausted. Unlike the infants, adults mostly rely on their senses when
engaged in different forms of activit...
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The Impact on the Human Brain During Cross Modal Perceptions
From the moment an image enters our eyes, and begins its process in the visual cortex, any touch or sound induced will impact how information is perceived by the brain. This is due to cross modal perception, in which perceptions between two different stimuli cross pathways in the brain. A process similar to synesthesia, whe...
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My Reasons to Study Psychology and Neuroscience
John Maxwell once said “leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” I contend that although wealth and power may contribute to the quality of life, I hope to ascertain my proper occupational path in psychology and neuroscience, and apply my knowledge to teach other indi...
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The Two Prevailing Theories that Try to Explain the Properties of the Mind
What is the mind? Where does it come from? Is it supernatural, i.e. unexplainable by science, or natural, existing due to physical phenomena? Philosophers have pondered over these questions for thousands of years without an end in sight. While many have thought that the mind is something unquantifiable, recent discoveries o...
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The Definition and Function of Consciousness in the Human Brain
What does it mean to be “conscious”? According to Merriam-Webster, to be conscious is to be “awake and able to understand what is happening around you.” While this is the common English definition, Susan Blackmore’s article “State of the Art—The Psychology of Consciousness” delves into the psychological definition of the wo...
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The Discovery of the Connection between Visual Perception and Neural Activity by Hubel and Wiesel
In their famous 1962 experiment, psychologists Hubel and Wiesel explored the neural basis of visual perception. They found that manually obstructing vision would lead to corresponding areas of the brain to deteriorate from lack of use. Similarly, in an anonymous blog post entitled, “The Eye Tells the Brain when to Plasticiz...
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