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Yale University: PSYC 110 – Lecture 7

Lecture 7: Conscious of the Present; Conscious of the Past: Language

This lecture finishes the discussion of language by briefly reviewing two additional topics: communication systems in non-human primates and other animals, and the relationship between language and thought. The majority of this lecture is then spent on introducing students to major theories and discoveries in the fields of perception, attention and memory. Topics include why we see certain visual illusions, why we don’t always see everything we think we see, and the relationship between different types of memory.

Chapter 1. Non-Human Communication
Chapter 2. The Relationship Between Language and Thought
Chapter 3. Question and Answer on Language
Chapter 4. Introduction to the Complexity of Perception and Expectation
Chapter 5. Linking Attention and Memory
Chapter 6. Question and Answer on Attention and Memory