Part1 Cognitive Psychology: Dr Tom Foulsham

Part1 Cognitive Psychology: Dr Tom Foulsham



In the first part of this lecture from Tom Foulsham, you will learn what facial recognition is and how facial inversion can impair our ability to recognise familiar faces. This lecture is taken from the “Cognitive Psychology I” module which covers major areas of cognitive psychology as defined by the British Psychological Society, such as visual and auditory perception, and visual cognition. To watch part two of this lecture go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09UJ7GIm2b4

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February 8, 2013 / 19 Comments / by / in
  • Brilliant Lecture! Thank you for posting it. It's helped a lot when learning a very complex area of psychology.

  • You can watch part two on our channel if you want to see the next part of this lecture also.

  • Please show us more of the images while talking. The lecture is great, but show us more of the presentation as well. Thanks for uploading it anyway 🙂

  • i want to downloading the video , so can anybody help pls??

  • Brilliant lecturer, really helpful and very well presented

  • This was very informative, but I have to criticize how some of the information was present. For example, the facial-inversion effect was initially presented with two faces, Simon and David. However, in the contrasting example of the chair, the same image was used only flipped. I don't believe this is an accurate comparison.

  • @doaamaamoun soundcloud downloader can help

  • J B

    Can you put up the object recognition video?

  • This was a brilliant lecture, but I can't help noticing that it rests on somewhat flawed premises. When the differences between face recognition and the way we recognize objects are outlined, the objects are considered in terms of the categories they belong to, such as "chairs", "tables" and so on, while people were taken as individuals. It is doubtlessly very easy to determine that a face belongs to a human being, regardless of whether it's inverted or not. For the comparison to have been accurate, the objects should have been individualized as well. It is much more difficult to recognize "my chair" or "that chair in the hallway" if it is shown in an uncommon position or in comparison to a very similar chair. 

  • very lucid excellent presentation. thank u sir.

  • f v

    is this an undergrad lecture? 

  • Why is it always about learning somebody else diagram, when any diagram or terminology could be exactly the same or better, or your own private. Then its just some new words explaining the same as before….ITS A WASTE OF TIME FOR THESE LOUSY STUDIES…….., then to make examination work, all you have to do is copy the diagram and use the same words tadaarr…and explain them with your own words and sentences….Using metaphors instead……..FUCKING LEARN TO BE CREATIVE AND THINK FOR YOURSELF……..ALL YOU LEARN HERE IS HOW TO BE A PARROT………BECOMING EXAMPLES OF WHY PEOPLE WITH NORMAL INTELLIGENCE SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED TO BECOME DOCTORS AND PROFESSORS, BECAUSE THEY LACK SO MUCH IN MANY AREAS, that they enforme ridiculous solutions and threatments,, or as in science work ruthlessly for a cheap washing machine company that doenst give a fuck about polution…

  • Who wrote this lecture was complex..? I surely hopeyou dont study anything about psychology, that will end with you getting a job and responsibility… for patients..

  • Brilliant lecture.

  • HOT teacher

  • interested lectures and fulfilled more momentum

  • Here to test if i am able to capture foreign lecturer phonemes and vocabulary used(really afraid that i lack in vocabulary department). If every lecturer sounds like him it would make my days during MS easier.

    P.S: Interesting topic though, kinda made me stay longer than intended.

  • "We are really experts at recognizing faces"

    What a stupid comment. I wonder how people like him make it as college professors.

  • Interesting subject and very well delivered.

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