Write a 2-part assessment that discusses your experience with the Stroop Effect and concepts related to visual perception. This assessment should be a minimum of 4 pages long.
One of the central hypotheses in psychology is the relationship between stimulus and response. Sight and language are two human abilities relevant to the hypothesis of stimulus and response. Your understanding of these two abilities will help you build up a concept of the neural basis of human behaviors interacting with the world.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
- Competency 2: Employ critical and creative thinking to evaluate problems, conflicts, and unresolved issues in the study of biological psychology.
Discuss whether a person with dyslexia or a brain injury would have more or less trouble with completing the Stroop test.
Discuss the results of the Stroop test.
- Competency 3: Examine the research methodology and tools typically associated with the study of biological psychology.
- Explain the role of the anterior cingulate in audiovisual processing, and the symptoms of brain injury to this area.
- Competency 4: Assess the important theories, paradigms, research findings, and conclusions in biological psychology.
- Define the problem of final integration of visual information.
- Discuss whether there is a problem with final integration of visual information.
- Competency 6: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.
Use APA style and format. Context Recent technologies employed in the study of the brain regions regulating speech are helping scientists better understand the neural basis of human behaviors interacting with the world. For example, MRI imaging studies are revealing other areas within the brain that may also play a role in language and reading. Another example is that both Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas are fundamental to speech ability, but the specific mechanism of how each plays into oral language is still unclear. This is still a new area that challenges psychologists, neurologists, and speech therapists. Humans use different parts of their brain to discriminate objects from people. In fact, we may have specialized neurons for recognizing faces. This relates to the main theme of this assessment: vision and visual perception. Many questions about human vision are unanswered. For example, different areas of the brain respond differently to visual recognition tasks, but how and why these areas cooperate to process visual information remains unclear. Another example: The visual cortex contains several layers, the functional roles of which are the subject of intense investigation. Questions include, “Why might the brain specialize to the point where a single neuron is dedicated to the recognition of a specific object or person?” and “What factors or cues do you think would influence how these neurons specialize and what they ultimately respond to?”