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Computer Models of Mind: Computational approaches in theoretical psychology

Computer Models of Mind: Computational approaches in theoretical psychology

by Margaret A. Boden
     
 

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What is the mind? How does it work? How does it influence behavior? Some psychologists hope to answer such questions in terms of concepts drawn from computer science and artificial intelligence. They test their theories by modeling mental processes in computers. This book shows how computer models are used to study many psychological phenomena—including vision

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What is the mind? How does it work? How does it influence behavior? Some psychologists hope to answer such questions in terms of concepts drawn from computer science and artificial intelligence. They test their theories by modeling mental processes in computers. This book shows how computer models are used to study many psychological phenomena—including vision, language, reasoning, and learning. It also shows that computer modeling involves differing theoretical approaches. Computational psychologists disagree about some basic questions. For instance, should the mind be modeled by digital computers, or by parallel-processing systems more like brains? Do computer programs consist of meaningless patterns, or do they embody (and explain) genuine meaning?

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"broad and well researched...an eloquent discussion..." International Weekly Journal of Science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521270335
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Problems in the Behavioural Sciences Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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