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The interdisciplinary field of cognitive science brings together elements of cognitive psychology, mathematics, perception, and linguistics. Focusing on the main areas of exploration in this field today, Cognitive Science presents comprehensive overviews of research findings and discusses new crossover areas of interest. Contributors include the most senior and well-established names in the field. This volume serves as a high level introduction, with sufficient breadth to be a graduate-level text and enough depth to be a valued reference source to researchers.

Audience: Psychologists and cognitive scientists, in particular, and natural scientists, in general; all those interested in perception and cognition.

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"...the scholarship of these chapters is indisputable, as expected when considering the pre-eminence of the authors... One aim of an edited book must be to contain articles of a high standard and this is unequivocally achieved here."
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Focusing on the main areas of cognitive science, this book presents an overview of research findings and discusses new cross-over areas of interest. Chapters discuss topics like attention, categorization, reasoning, cognitive development, syntactic processes, the cognitive neuroscience approach, and emotion. This volume serves as a high- level introduction, for use as either a graduate-level text or as a reference for researchers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Contributors.
Foreward.
Preface.
C.R. Gallistel, Coordinate Transformations in the Genesis of Directed Action.
D. LaBerge, Attention.
D.L. Medin and E. Heit, Categorization.
K.J. Kurtz, D. Gentner, and V. Gunn, Reasoning.
S. Carey and E.M. Markman, Cognitive Development.
M.D. Patterson and B. Martin Bly, The Brain Basis of Syntactic Processes: Architecture, Ontogeny, and Phylogeny.
K.N. Ochsner and S.M. Kosslyn, The Cognitive Neuroscience Approach.
G. Mandler, Emotion.
Index.
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