CogSci Text Questions

  1. The argument that language develops as a result of an innate mechanism that is not dependent on the environment is proposed by:

    D. Chomsky
  2. In cognitive psychology, process models are used to represent:

    C. the independent stages through which information processing proceeds
  3. Which aspect of the Pandemonium model would represent the overall appearance of a letter?

    B. an image demon
  4. You are looking in your closet for your green wool sweater in a pile of black pants. Detecting the green sweater requires:

    C. pre-attentive processing
  5. In Broadbent's theory of attention, a filter selects information to be attended to based on:

    B. physical characteristics
  6. The fact that we can recognize a frying pan when it is viewed from the top and from the side is accounted for by:

    A. invariance
  7. TRUE or FALSE?
    In Triesman's parallel search, items are scanned one at a time until the target stimulus pops out.
  8. TRUE or FALSE?
    The dichotic listening task was developed to study selective attention.
  9. TRUE or FALSE?
    According to Kahneman, attentional capacity is optimal during periods of high arousal.
  10. TRUE or FALSE?
    It is more difficult to recognize an object when the junctions between geons are occluded.
  11. What is the duration of iconic memory?

    C. 250 msecs
  12. Tony goes to a party and asks for Jill’s phone number. She tells him but he is unable to write it down. Which of the following would guarantee that he calls her the next day?

    A. he repeats the number to himself for one minute
  13. Which of the following is a form of declarative memory?

    A. episodic memory
  14. What is the name of the process by which information is taken in and converted to a useable mental form?

    D. encoding
  15. John is a participant in a visual image experiment. He is asked to imagine an image of a truck, focusing on its headlights. Then he is asked how many exhaust pipes it has. In the Kosslyn-Schwartz theory of images, what process is needed to answer?

    C. scan
  16. Which problem-solving model is capable of solving a wider range of problems and is an example of a cognitive architecture?

    A. the SOAR model
  17. TRUE or FALSE?
    Echoic memory lasts for less than one second.
  18. TRUE or FALSE?
    The capacity of long-term memory may be unlimited.
  19. TRUE or FALSE?
    In an arithmetic problem, the act of multiplication is considered an operator.
  20. TRUE or FALSE?
    The primacy effect is when more items are recalled from the beginning of a list.
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CogSci Text Questions
Cognitive Science Chapters 4 & 5 - Questions from textbook's online study site - Test 2