Human information processing [electronic resource] : vision, memory, and attention / edited by Charles Chubb ... [et al.].

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Book
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English
Published/​Created
Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2013.
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xx, 264 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.

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Decade of behavior [More in this series]
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"As we interact with our environment, our senses absorb large amounts of information that our brains interpret and catalogue. This sensory data then influences how we learn from our environment and interact with it in the future. Understanding the mechanisms by which we perceive, decipher, and retain information is key to understanding ourselves and answering the questions, "How do we learn?" and "How can we improve our learning experiences?" This book seeks to answer these questions by focusing on three topics within the field of cognitive psychology that directly influence human information processing: vision, memory, and attention. Inspired by the work of George Sperling, a renowned expert in cognitive science and an early pioneer in the study of human information processing, the contributors to this book examine new computational models and methodologies. They study concepts such as the effects of human eye movements on our interpretation of visual stimuli to demonstrate how vision, memory, and attention are interlinked, and how they influence how we learn. The contributors also describe real-world applications for research, including technological innovations that can augment our senses and help us derive more information from our environment"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
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  • 9781433812736 (electronic bk.)
  • 1433812738 (electronic bk.)
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