Advances in Cognitive Science

Advances in Cognitive Science

By: Narayanan Srinivasan (editor), A. K. Gupta (editor), Janak Pandey (editor)Hardback

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Since the coinage of the term by scientist H Christopher Longuet-Higgins in 1973, Cognitive Science has become a fast growing field of study worldwide, comprising cross-linkages of disciplines like psychology, neuroscience, computer science, linguistics and philosophy. With contributions from eminent scientists from around the globe, Advances in Cognitive Science: Volume 1 covers various sub-disciplines of this study area like Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Modeling, Cognitive Development and Intervention, Culture and Cognition, and Consciousness. The often neglected issues of culture and cognition, and consciousness are also discussed in detail. The book presents recent findings and current challenges in the all these areas and also highlights the current trends in the major sub-disciplines. It will be invaluable for researchers, faculty, students and scientists working in the field of Cognitive Science.

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About Author

Narayanan Srinivasan is currently a professor at the Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (CBCS), University of Allahabad. Since 2006, Dr Srinivasan is also a visiting scientist at the Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan. He has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and subsequently earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Georgia, USA in 1996. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Louisville in areas including visual perception and ophthalmology for two years (1996-98). Prior to joining the Centre for Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences in 2003, he worked at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He employs different methodologies to study cognitive processes and is interested in the study of perception, attention, actions, emotions, and language processing. Dr Srinivasan has numerous publications in international journals and has edited books. He has made many presentations at national and international conferences. Dr Srinivasan is theConvenor of the Cognitive Division of the National Academy of Psychology (India). His hobby is reading books. Janak Pandey is Professor, Department of Psychology and Coordinator for the Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad. He has headed various national and international associations of psychology and has received several awards and encomiums in his distinguished career. He has written extensively and has edited several prestigious volumes.

Contents

Preface PART I: COGNITIVE PROCESSES Hierarchical Organization of Complex Visuo-motor Sequences - V. S. Chandrasekhar Pammi, K. P. Miyapuram, S. Bapi Raju, and Kenji Doya Orienting Attention and Cued Sustained Attention - Indramani L. Singh, Pamela M. Greenwood, and Raja Parasuraman Why Foveal Bias Decreases in the Presence of Additional Element? - Muhammad Kamal Uddin, Takahiro Kawabe, and Sachio Nakamizo New Associative Learning in Amnesia - Suparna Rajaram and H. Branch Coslett The Coordinated Processing of Scene and Utterance: Evidence from Eye-tracking in Depicted Events - Pia Knoeferle and Matthew W. Crocker Script Indices - Richard Sproat and Prakash Padakannaya How do we Parse Compound Words? - Gary Libben Other Minds: Social Cognition in Wild Bonnet Macaques - Anindya Sinha PART II: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE A Survey of Molecular Mapping as Applied to Studies of the Visual System - Avi Chaudhuri Neural Substrates of Language Processing in Bilinguals: Imagi(ni)ng the Possibilities - Jyotsna Vaid Side Bias in Human Behaviour - Manas K. Mandal, Hari S. Asthana and Ramakrishna Biswal PART III: COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING Nonlinear Dynamical Analysis of Point Neuron Models and Signal Propagation along Axon - Deepak Mishra, Abhishek Yadav, Sudipta Ray, and Prem K. Kalra Smoke without Fire: What do Virtual Experiments in Cognitive Science Really Tell Us? - Peter R. Krebs Complex Primitives and their Linguistic and Processing Relevance - Aravind K. Joshi Dissecting the Frog: Computational Approaches to Humour Perception - Narayanan Srinivasan and Vani Pariyadath PART IV: CULTURE AND COGNITION Sources of Evidence and Levels of Interpretation in Culture-and-Cognition Research - Ype H. Poortinga Spatial Language and Concept Development: Theoretical Background and Overview - R.C. Mishra and Pierre R. Dasen Spatial Encoding: A Comparison of Sanskrit- and Hindi-Medium Schools - Aparna Vajpayee, Pierre R. Dasen, and R.C. Mishra A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Spatial Language and Encoding in Bali and Geneva - Pierre R. Dasen and Jurg Wassmann Culture, Language, Spatial Frames of Reference and Hemispheric Dominance - R.C.Mishra and Pierre R. Dasen Cultural Adaptations and Cognitive Processes of Tribal Children in Chotanagpur - R. C. Mishra and John W. Berry An Eco-cultural Perspective on Cognitive Competence - John W. Berry PART V: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION Experimental Approaches to Specific Disabilities in Learning to Read: The Case of Symmetry Generalization in Developmental Dyslexia - Thomas Lachmann Cognitive Profiles of Children with Dyslexia - Bhoomika R. Kar and Nishi Tripathi Emergence of Social Play and Numeracy: A Related Development with Young At-Risk Students? - Geerdina M. van der Aalsvoort, Arjette M. Karemaker & Mieke P. Ketelaars Cognitive Stimulation of Rural School Children: An Evaluative Study - Malavika Kapur PART VI: Consciousness Taxonomy of Consciousness - K. Ramakrishna Rao Subject Index Name Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780761936497
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780761936497
  • weight: 907
  • ISBN10: 0761936491

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