8.3340 Cognitive Illusions


Type Language Semester Credits Hours Room Time Term Year
S e 3 4 2 Mi 10-12 W 2017
Anastasia Mukhina ist eine weitere Lehrende dieser LV
BSc: optional compulsory (Wahlpflichtbereich)
BSc examination field: Cognitive Psychology (KOGW-WPM-KNP)


Prerequisites: Lecture Cognitive Psychology / Neuropsychology

The human information processing system knows many shortcuts which often help us, e.g., to make quick decisions and store information efficiently. Unfortunately, the same mechanisms can lead us astray, and they may result in less than optimal problem solving or plainly wrong judgments and memories. In this seminar we will explore a number of cognitive phenomena that show the flip side of flexible and adaptive information processing.

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