Agenda: Week of Feb. 27th - March 2nd, 2012

1. Cognition is the study of mental processes.
2. STM seems to be limited to 7+ - 2 items at any given time.
3. The differences between encoding, storage, and retrieval are important.
4. Models of LTM deal with how we organize information that we need to know.
5. Problem solving involves applying what we know in an organized way to issues that we face.
6. Language is a complex system of communication that allows us to use complex symbols to talk about things in the past or future, not just the present.

Monday, Feb. 27th, 2012
Quote of the Day:  "History is a myth that men agree to believe." - Napoleon
1. Socratic discussion of article in groups during the first 1/2 of the period. Groups of 4, one person will moderate, jot down notes, and report back at the end of the discussion. ARTICLE: The Flavor of Memories
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Introduction to Chapter 7 and 8 "Cognition"
CH 7 Notes Cognition

Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 2012
Quote:  “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” - General Colin Powell
1. DO NOW QUESTION: "Why do we remember some things and forget other things? What makes memory stick?"
2. Video Study: "The Woman Who Could Not Forget"
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion Chapter 7 & 8.
CH 7 Notes Cognition
CH 8 Notes

Thursday,  March 1st, 2012
Quote: "It was a rum job going over the top, without any rum." - Harry Lamin on the Western Front during Trench Warfare
1. DO NOW QUESTION: "How does language acquisition and vocabulary help humans remember information?"
2. Video Study: 60 Minutes Endless Memory
Video: Endless Memory, 60 Minutes, Part I
Video: Endless Memory, 60 Minutes, Part II
3. Notes, Video, and Discussion Chapter 7 & 8.
CH 7 Notes Cognition
CH 8 Notes

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Quote of the Day:  "The war has ruined us for everything." Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front 
**Shortened Period Due to Extended Advisory**
1.Notes, Video, and Discussion Chapter 7 & 8.
CH 7 Notes Cognition
CH 8 Notes