Perception, Attention, and Short-Term Memory Deficits
Consider the earlier
example of short-term memory loss: of entering a room and forgetting your
reason for doing so. Also consider distortions of perception and attention from
experience difficulty recognizing an object, focusing their attention, or
maintaining their short-term memories. Such examples are routine: they occur
among many individuals whose brain function resides within the realm of
potential effects on perception, attention, and short-term memory function by
damage to different areas of the brain. Also consider the notion that these
processes are core elements of higher-level cognitive functions such as
language, capacity for abstract thought, and ability to construct plans. These
critical brain activities depend on perception, attention, and memory.
For this Application
Assignment, you explore effects of psychological and traumatic conditions on
Assignment: (5–7 pages)
- Select one of the following
conditions: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), traumatic
brain injury, stroke, or autism.
- Explain the nature of the
conditions in terms of the following cognitive functions: perception,
attention, and short-term memory.
- Explain effects of medications or
other strategies to address one or more of these cognitive functions.
Support your Application Assignment
with at least five original, peer-reviewed sources, in addition to any course
material used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all
resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course Page
numbers if book is used.