L6: Information Processing

This module discusses cognition from the information processing tradition including processing stages, information, and capacity limitations, which became popular research topics around the 1950s and 60s.
Author

Matt Crump

Modified

October 25, 2022

Goals

Instructions

Work through each of the following Read, Watch/listen, and Engage sections. You have the full week to complete any quizzes or assignments for this module.

Read

60 minutes

Chapter 7: Information Processing

Describes cognition from the information processing tradition including processing stages, information, and capacity limitations, which became popular research topics around the 1950s and 60s.

Read

Watch/Listen

There are two mini-lectures for this module.

Lecture 1

Part 1

Donders PRP

slides

pdf

40 mins

Lecture 2

Information Theory Hick Hyman Law

same slides and pdf as above

50 mins

Engage

When you are ready complete any or all of the following assignments.

  1. QUIZ: Complete the L6: Information Processing quiz (5 points, on blackboard)
  2. Writing: (5 points, instructions below, submit on blackboard)

Submit your work before the due date posted on blackboard. Then, move on to the next learning module.


Hick-Hyman law

The textbook chapter discussed choice reaction time experiments and the Hick-Hyman law. Your writing assignment is to explain the following:

  1. Describe what the set-size effect refers to in a choice-reaction time experiment.

  2. Describe what the Hick-Hyman law refers to.

  3. Explain the repetition priming confound, and describe how repetition priming could explain performance in choice-reaction time tasks showing evidence of the Hick-Hyman law. (Hint review section 7.8.7.4 in the textbook)

5 points