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Instructor Info:Joanna Morris
Office Extension x5462
TA Info:Colin Quirk
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
12:30 PM - 01:50 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 221
12:30 PM - 01:50 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 221
Description: Psychologists have come to regard the mind as an active processor of information with speed and capacity limits. They have discovered that complex activities are sometimes accomplished by mental operations analogous to ones a computer might use. Mental chronometry, in which conclusions about human information processing are reached through measures of subjects' reaction time, has given us a window in these mental operations. This course is an upper-level research seminar designed for students who wish to learn chronometric techniques and how to apply those techniques to answer questions about cognitive operations. Students will conceive and execute an original research project from experimental design through data collection, data analysis and write-up. Prerequisite: one prior course in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, computer science or other relevant area