Computation, Cognition, and Pylyshyn

Computation, Cognition, and Pylyshyn

by Don Dedrick, Lana Trick
     
 

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Classical cognitive science has found itself in something of a pickle; a pickle that's so deep (if I may mix a metaphor) that most of its practitioners haven't so much as noticed that they are in it. What's so good about Pylyshyn--in particular what's so good about Pylyshyn's recent work--is that maybe, just possibly maybe, it shows us the way out of the pickle

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Classical cognitive science has found itself in something of a pickle; a pickle that's so deep (if I may mix a metaphor) that most of its practitioners haven't so much as noticed that they are in it. What's so good about Pylyshyn--in particular what's so good about Pylyshyn's recent work--is that maybe, just possibly maybe, it shows us the way out of the pickle we're in.--from the introduction by
Jerry FodorZenon Pylyshyn is a towering figure in cognitive science; his book
Computation and Cognition (MIT Press, 1984) is a foundational presentation of the relationship between cognition and computation. His recent work on vision and its preconceptual mechanism has been influential and controversial. In this book,
leading cognitive scientists address major topics in Pylyshyn's work and discuss his contributions to the cognitive sciences. Contributors discuss vision, considering such topics as multiple-object tracking, action, molecular and cellular cognition,
and inhibition of return; and foundational issues, including connectionism,
modularity, the evolution of the perception of number, computation, cognitive architecture, location, and visual sensory representations of objects.

Contributors: John Bickle, Darlene A. Brodeur,
Andy Brook, Austen Clark, Michael R. W. Dawson, Jerry Fodor, Mel Goodale, Stevan
Harnad, Heather Hollinsworth, Lisa N. Jefferies, Brian Keane, Zenon W. Pylyshyn,
Charles Reiss, Brian J. Scholl, Lana M. Trick, Claudia Uller, Marla Wolf, Richard D.
Wright

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262512428
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/12/2009
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Don Dedrick is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy cross-appointed to Psychology, Neuroscience, and Applied Cognitive Science) at the
University of Guelph, Ontario. Lana Trick is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Guelph.

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