Human Cognition And Learning Research Paper

Length: 2 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Psychology Type: Research Paper Paper: #61171543 Related Topics: Human Behavior, Sensory Perception, Human Resources, Learning System
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Human Learning and Cognition

The past decade has seen several experiments done to reveal that people are capable of tracking several independently moving objects. A number of the experiments had been carried out under controlled environments focusing on guessing strategies and they revealed performance patterns that vary qualitatively from the ones that would otherwise be indicated by serial scanning algorithms (Block & Gruber, 2014).

The results of these experiments indicated that an attention spreading zoom lens model would not account for the realized data. The regions both inside the convex and outside showed no significant difference in performance on detecting any changes happening to the elements of the targets (Block & Gruber, 2014).

Some interesting properties have come up in "pre-conceptual" tracking (Block and Hancock, 2013). For instance, there can be disruption to tracking by the disappearance and then reappearance of individual objects for a few milliseconds regardless of the abruptness of the disappearance. However, in cases where the disappearance and the reappearance occur...


This applies even where the occluding surfaces are not globular. The accretion of the edges of the objects is all that is needed as they disappear and then emerge as if they have reappeared at a dis-occluding edge (Gruber & Block, 2013).

The challenges of updating various representations and finding solutions to correspondence problems over a period of time for individual projects are really deeper and there is need for visual demonstratives or indices for the reasons that are more fundamental (Block & Hancock, 2013). If the visual systems capable of locating objects that correspond to both its field of view's descriptions then it would definitely be able to realize that, it is in fact, a single object in spite of the two different descriptions. The cognitive, though, is not capable of observing this distinction. All it is aware of is that there are two different descriptions. The dilemma ensures that the cognitive system is not able to make reference to certain object tokens leading to it being paralyzed to take any action towards them.

Another view is that the cognitive and visual system gets stuck with varying vocabularies. Only the visual system is considered to be capable of picking an…

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Block, R.A., & Hancock, P.A. (2013). Psychology of time: Basic and applied issues. In R.R. Hoffman, P.A. Hancock, R. Parasuraman, J.L. Szalma, & M. Scerbo (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of applied perception research. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (in press).

Block, R.A. & Gruber, R.P. (2014).Time perception, attention, and memory: A selective review. ActaPsychologica 149, 129 -- 133

Gruber, R.P., & Block, R.A. (2013).The flow of time as a perceptual illusion. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 34, 91 -- 100.

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