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Psychology: Memory and Cognition Course


Psychology: Memory and Cognition
Psychology: Memory and Cognition

Explore factors such as visual perception, memory, and theories on forgetting


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Course Description

This second free course continues the introduction to Psychology. This free learning course approaches the topic from a ‘cognitive’ angle. This perspective likens the mind to an information-processing computer and uses the computer metaphor to examine complex human functions such as visual perception and memory. This online course is suitable for revising, exam preparation, and for those who often wondered how humans engage in complex mental functions!

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing this course you will gain a good understanding of various aspects of visual perception, including depth perception, psychological factors that affect visual perception and many other concepts. You will learn all about visual illusions. This course will provide you with tips to help you enhance retrieval of memory. You will be able to identify sensory, short-term and long-term memory. Explore the theories on forgetting, such as organic causes. Dr. Jim Lynch will discuss retrograde amnesia, Alzheimer's disease, dementia and memory loss to provide you with information that will greatly improve your understanding of the causes of these conditions.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 139 votes
Course Title: Psychology: Memory and Cognition
Course #: 233
Course Publisher: XSIQ
Course Category: 6
Content Origin: Australian School Curriculum
Course Description: This second free course continues the introduction to Psychology. This free learning course approaches the topic from a ‘cognitive’ angle. This perspective likens the mind to an information-processing computer and uses the computer metaphor to examine complex human functions such as visual perception and memory. This online course is suitable for revising, exam preparation, and for those who often wondered how humans engage in complex mental functions!
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Release Date: 11 February 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio: Low
Audio Only: Low
Animation: Medium
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • John Jonathan
    John Jonathan Belgium The course on Memory and Cognition has really help me to gain a great insight between connections and network of the brain and the eyes. It helps me to understand the importance of vision and how the brain helps us to make sense from the photons that enters the eyes through the lens. And how image is form and how we make sense out of this images in our every day life. How we group together elements that are similar, how image could be altered due to position, angle and distance. And how to maintain size constancy, how the use of drugs like alcohol can affect the brain and alter images, speech and judgment, from the I could understand why heavy intake of alcohol can lead to car accident while driving after heavy drinking. Also how age could affect our vision and some side effect and diseases that can also affect visibility or creating a blurred vision or lost of sight. The semantic network also help me understand how information are transferred to the long term memory. I would like to say thanks to Alison's professors who has prepared a course like this enabling people get a better education and understand of how the human relate to his world. 2016-10-07 15:10:00
  • prisca baidoo
    prisca baidoo Ghana The Psychology : Memory and Cognition Course consists of these modules; Visual Perception, Visual Illusions, Enhancing Retrieval, and Memory, Memory, Sensory, Short-term and Long term Memory, Theories on Forgetting. The various topics outlined in this module to me is the most interesting because it has to do with vision and memory. Rightly defining the mechanism of both vision and the way the brain works with regards to memory. 2016-09-02 13:09:16
  • Mark Steele
    Mark Steele United Kingdom Very good overall. A quite simple and effective presentation of the subject. 2016-07-22 00:07:14
  • Karen Philpott
    Karen Philpott United Kingdom It is very interesting if a little complex in it's written form. I would like to say though (as a dementia friends champion) that the word sufferer should be replaced with 'those living with dementia' we are trying to remove some of the stigma and negative wording around dementia so people feel they can talk about it and realise that actually, with the right support, people can live well with rather than suffer with dementia. 2016-07-21 23:07:18
  • Tracey Mclaughlin
    Tracey Mclaughlin United States of America This course was interesting, detailed, and easy to follow. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in having an introduction to memory and cognition. 2016-07-06 00:07:28
  • Alfredo Pablo Garcia
    Alfredo Pablo Garcia Australia A great course, excellent presentation and very well structured. Thank you very much Alfredo Pablo Garcia 2016-05-26 17:05:33
  • Saman Siddiqui
    Saman Siddiqui India Nice course. Should have a more examples on how to enhance memory. 2016-04-15 14:04:13
  • Christina Saville
    Christina Saville United States of America I would have liked to have the course broken down in two segments specifically relating to the diverse components of memory and then cognition. Overall very interesting and enlightening. 2016-04-05 17:04:22
  • Balton Mokoena
    Balton Mokoena South Africa This was great 2016-04-02 10:04:14
  • Adell Newman-lee
    Adell Newman-lee United States of America Nice course and helpful with thinking and memory. 2016-03-03 02:03:18
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