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Cognitive Science Chapters 4 & 5 - Questions from textbook's online study site - Test 2
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  1. The argument that language develops as a result of an innate mechanism that is not dependent on the environment is proposed by:
    A. Fodor
    B. Skinner
    C. Chomsky
    D. Neisser
    C. Chomsky
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. In cognitive psychology, process models are used to represent:
    A. the codependence among stages of information processing
    B. the connectionist paradigm of information processing
    C. the independent stages through which information processing proceeds
    D. parallel distributive processing
    C. the independent stages through which information processing proceeds
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  3. Which aspect of the Pandemonium model would represent the overall appearance of a letter?
    A. an image demon
    B. a decision demon
    C. a feature demon
    D. a cognitive demon
    A. an image demon
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. You are looking in your closet for your green wool sweater in a pile of black pants. Detecting the green sweater requires:
    A. a serial search
    B. focused attention
    C. a 2 1/2-D sketch
    D. pre-attentive processing
    D. pre-attentive processing
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  5. In Broadbent's theory of attention, a filter selects information to be attended to based on:
    A. physical characteristics
    B. the cocktail party effect
    C. dichotic listening
    D. divided attention
    A. physical characteristics
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. The fact that we can recognize a frying pan when it is viewed from the top and from the side is accounted for by:
    A. occlusion
    B. discriminability
    C. invariance
    D. conversion
    C. invariance
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  7. TRUE or FALSE?
    In Triesman's parallel search, items are scanned one at a time until the target stimulus pops out.
    FALSE
  8. TRUE or FALSE?
    The dichotic listening task was developed to study selective attention.
    TRUE
  9. TRUE or FALSE?
    According to Kahneman, attentional capacity is optimal during periods of high arousal.
    FALSE
  10. TRUE or FALSE?
    It is more difficult to recognize an object when the junctions between geons are occluded.
    TRUE
  11. What is the duration of iconic memory?
    A. unlimited
    B. 250 msecs
    C. 65 years
    D. 30 secs
    B. 250 msecs
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Tony goes to a party and asks for Jill’s phone number. She tells him but he is unable to write it down. Which of the following would guarantee that he calls her the next day?
    A. he gets immediately distracted by talking to his friend Tom
    B. he immediately begins to think about other women at the party
    C. he repeats the number to himself for one minute
    d. none of the above
    C. he repeats the number to himself for one minute
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  13. Which of the following is a form of declarative memory?
    A. working memory
    B. procedural memory
    C. echoic memory
    D. episodic memory
    D. episodic memory
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. What is the name of the process by which information is taken in and converted to a useable mental form?
    A. storage
    B. retrieval
    C. encoding
    D. rehearsal
    C. encoding
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. John is a participant in a visual image experiment. He is asked to imagine an image of a truck, focusing on its headlights. Then he is asked how many exhaust pipes it has. In the Kosslyn-Schwartz theory of images, what process is needed to answer?
    A. zoom
    B. pan
    C. put
    D. scan
    D. scan
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. Which problem-solving model is capable of solving a wider range of problems and is an example of a cognitive architecture?
    A. the GPS model
    B. the Missionary-Cannibals model
    C. the SOAR model
    D. the Tower of Hanoi model
    C. the SOAR model
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  17. TRUE or FALSE?
    Echoic memory lasts for less than one second.
    FALSE
  18. TRUE or FALSE?
    The capacity of long-term memory may be unlimited.
    TRUE
  19. TRUE or FALSE?
    In an arithmetic problem, the act of multiplication is considered an operator.
    TRUE
  20. TRUE or FALSE?
    The primacy effect is when more items are recalled from the beginning of a list.
    TRUE

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