For this assignment you will write a 2-3-page expository paper discussing the major historical perspectives of cognitive psychology and how advancements in technology have led to a greater understanding of brain processes involved in cognition.
Include the following in your paper:
Compare the early perspectives in cognitive psychology of empiricism and nativism.
Describe the contributions to cognitive psychology of the following historical movements and developments:
o Ancient Greek philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Descartes)
o Research in Germany using introspection
o Behaviorism in America
o Human research during World War II
o The cognitive revolution and the information processing approach
Discuss contributions from the field of neuroscience to the understanding of cognitive psychology by addressing how at least 2 of the following have increased the understanding of the role of the brain in cognition:
o Positron Emission Tomography
o Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging