What is Cognitive Science?

What is Cognitive Science?

By: Zenon Pylyshyn (editor), Ernest Lepore (editor)Hardback

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Written by an assembly of leading researchers in the field, this volume provides an innovative and non-technical introduction to cognitive science, and the key issues that animate the field.

About Author

Ernest Lepore is Director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous articles in philosophy of mind and is co-author (with Jerry Fodor) of Holism (Blackwell 1991). He is editor of Truth and Interpretation (Blackwell 1989) and co-editor (with Robert Van Gulick) of John Searle and His Critics (Blackwell 1992), as well as general editor of the series "Philosophers and Their Critics", also published by Blackwell. Zenon Pylyshyn joined the faculty of Rutgers University as Board of Governors Professor of Cognitive Science and Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science in 1994. Pylyshyn has published over 60 scientific articles and book chapters, including a paper designated as a Science Citation Classic, What the Mind's Eye Tells the Mind's Brain, Psychological Bulletin, (1973). He is on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals and on the International Scientific Advisory Board of the BC Advanced Systems Institute.


Preface vii Acknowledgements ix 1 What s in your mind? 1 Zenon W. Pylyshyn 2 Explaining the infant s object concept: Beyond the perception/cognition dichotomy 26 Brian J. Scholl and Alan M. Leslie 3 Rethinking rationality: From bleak implications to Darwinian modules 74 Richard Samuels, Stephen Stich, and Patrice D. Tremoulet 4 New foundations for perception 121 Michael Leyton 5 Object representation and recognition 172 Sven J. Dickinson 6 Does vision work? Towards a semantics of perception 208 Jacob Feldman 7 The brain as a hypothesis-constructing-and-testing agent 230 Thomas V. Papathomas 8 What movements of the eye tell us about the mind 248 Eileen Kowler 9 Visual dilemmas: Competition between eyes and between percepts in binocular rivalry 263 Thomas V. Papathomas, Ilona Kovacs, Akos Feher, and Bela Julesz 10 Linguistic and cognitive explanation in optimality theory 295 Bruce Tesar, Jane Grimshaw, and Alan Prince 11 Impossible words? 327 Jerry Fodor and Ernest Lepore 12 Bridging the symbolic-connectionist gap in language comprehension 336 Suzanne Stevenson 13 Cognitive and neural aspects of language acquisitions 356 Karin Stromswold 14 Connectionist neuroscience: representational and learning issues for neuroscience 401 Stephen Jose Hanson Index 429

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  • ISBN13: 9780631204930
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780631204930
  • weight: 860
  • ISBN10: 0631204938

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