Cognitive Science: An Introduction / Edition 2

Cognitive Science: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Neil A. Stillings, Steven E. Weisler, Christopher H. Chase, Mark H. Feinstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0262193531

ISBN-13: 9780262193535

Pub. Date: 03/17/1995

Publisher: MIT Press


"This is the first introductory text in cognitive science that provides comprehensive coverage of the field. . .[it] provides a solid foundation for the beginning student."
-- Arthur C. Graesser, Contemporary Psychology
Cognitive Science is a single-source undergraduate text that broadly surveys the

Overview


"This is the first introductory text in cognitive science that provides comprehensive coverage of the field. . .[it] provides a solid foundation for the beginning student."
-- Arthur C. Graesser, Contemporary Psychology
Cognitive Science is a single-source undergraduate text that broadly surveys the theories and empirical results of cognitive science within a consistent computational perspective. In addition to covering the individual contributions of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and artificial intelligence to cognitive science, the book has been revised to introduce the connectionist approach as well as the classical symbolic approach and adds a new chapter on cognitively related advances in neuroscience.

Cognitive science is a rapidly evolving field that is characterized by considerable contention among different views and approaches. Cognitive Science presents these in a relatively neutral manner. It covers many new orientations theories and findings, embedding them in an integrated computational perspective and establishing a sense of continuity and contrast with more traditional work in cognitive science. The text assumes no prerequisite knowledge, introducing all topics in a uniform, accessible style. Many topics, such as natural language processing and vision, however, are developed in considerable depth, which allows the book to be used with more advanced undergraduates or even in beginning graduate settings.

A Bradford Book


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262193535
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/17/1995
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
530
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 10.44(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

List of Authors
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Note to the Teacher
1 What is Cognitive Science?
1.1 The Cognitive View
1.2 Some Fundamental Concepts
1.3 Information Processes Can Be Analyzed at Several Levels
1.4 Computers in Cognitive Science
1.5 Applied Cognitive Science
1.6 The Interdisciplinary Nature of Cognitive Science
Suggested Readings
References
2 Cognitive Psychology: The Architecture of the Mind
2.1 The Nature of Cognitive Psychology
2.2 The Notion of Cognitive Architecture
2.3 A Global View of the Cognitive Architecture
2.4 Propositional Representation
2.5 Schematic Representation
2.6 Cognitive Processes, Working Memory, and Attention
2.7 Mental Images
2.8 Automatic and Controlled Processes
2.9 The Acquisition of Skill
2.10 The Connectionist Approach to Cognitive Architecture
Suggested Readings
References
3 Cognitive Psychology: Further EXplorations
3.1 Concepts and Categories
3.2 Memory
3.3 Reasoning
3.4 Problem Solving
Suggested Readings
References
4 Artificial Intelligence: Knowledge Representation
4.1 The Nature of Artificial Intelligence
4.2 Knowledge Representation
Suggested Readings
References
5 Artificial Intelligence: Search, Control, and Learning
5.1 Search and Control
5.2 Learning
Suggested Readings
References
6 Linguistics: The Representation of Language
6.1 The Study of Linguistic Knowledge
6.2 Phonology
6.3 SyntaX
6.4 Universals
Suggested Readings
References
7 Neuroscience: Brain and Cognition
7.1 Introduction to the Study of the Nervous System
7.2 Organization of the Central NervousSystem
7.3 Neural Representation
7.4 Neuropsychology
7.5 Computational Neuroscience
Suggested Readings
References
8 Philosophy: Foundations of Cognitive Science
8.1 Philosophy in Cognitive Science
8.2 The Enterprise of Cognitive Science
8.3 Ontological Issues
8.4 Epistemological Issues
8.5 The State of Cognitive Science
Suggested Readings
References
9 Language Acquisition
9.1 Milestones in Acquisition
9.2 Theoretical Perspectives
Suggested Readings
References
10 Semantics
10.1 Semantics and Cognitive Science
10.2 Meaning and Entailment
10.3 Reference
10.4 Sense
10.5 Problems in PossibleWorlds Semantics
10.6 Cognitive and Computational Models of Semantic Processing
Suggested Readings
References
11 Natural Language Processing
11.1 Preliminaries
11.2 On the Role of Grammar in Language Processing
11.3 Connectionist Models
11.4 On the Role of Discourse
11.5 More on the Role of General Knowledge
11.6 Production
11.7 Conclusion
Suggested Readings
References
12 Vision
12.1 The Problem of Vision
12.2 LowLevel Visual Processes
12.3 Intermediate Processes and Representations in Vision
12.4 HighLevel Visual Processes
12.5 The Architecture of Visual Computation
Suggested Readings
References
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