An Invitation to Cognitive Science: v. 4 Methods, Models and Conceptual Issues (Invitation to cognitive science Vol 4 2nd Revised edition)

An Invitation to Cognitive Science: v. 4 Methods, Models and Conceptual Issues (Invitation to cognitive science Vol 4 2nd Revised edition)

By: Don L. Scarborough (volume_editor), Daniel N. Osherson (volume_editor), Saul Sternberg (volume_editor)Paperback

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An Invitation to Cognitive Science provides a point of entry into the vast realm of cognitive science by treating in depth examples of issues and theories from many subfields. The first three volumes of the series cover Language, Visual Cognition, and Thinking. Volume 4, Methods, Models, and Conceptual Issues, expands the series in new directions. The chapters span many areas of cognitive science -- including artificial intelligence, neural network models, animal cognition, signal detection theory, computational models, reaction-time methods, and cognitive neuroscience. The volume also offers introductions to several general methods and theoretical approaches for analyzing the mind, and shows how some of these approaches are applied in the development of quantitative models. Rather than general and inevitably superficial surveys of areas, the contributors present "case studies" -- detailed accounts of one or two achievements within an area. The goal is to tell a good story, challenging the reader to embark on an intellectual adventure.

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Saul Sternberg is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.


Symbolic processes in the brain - the case of insect navigation, Charles R. Gallistel; The mental representation of time - uncovering a biological clock, Seth Roberts; The evolution of cognition - questions we will never answer, Richard C. Lewontin; Consciousness and the mind - contributions from philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology, Owen Flanagan, Donald T. Dryden; Cognitive algorithms - questions of representation and computation in building a theory, Mark Steedman; A gentle introduction to Soar - an architecture for human cognition, Jill Fain Lehman et al; Learning arithmetic with a neural network -seven times seven is about 50, James a. anderson; Models for reading letters and words, dominic W. Massaro; Inferring mental operations from reaction-time data - how we compare objects, Saul Sternberg; Models of visual search - finding a face in the crowd, Barbara Anne Dosher; Skill acquisition and plans for actions - learning to write with your other hand, Patricia G. Lindenmann, Charles E. Wright; Drawing conclusions from data - statistical methods for coping with uncertainty, Thomas D. Wickens; Separating discrimination and decision in detection, recognition, and matters of life and death, John A. Swets; Discovering mental processing stages - the method of additive factors, Saul Sternberg; Brainwaves and mental processes - electrical evidence of attention, perception, and intention, Allen Osman.

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/03/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780262650465
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 964
  • ID: 9780262650465
  • weight: 1271
  • ISBN10: 0262650460
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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