Experimental Slips and Human Error: Exploring the Architecture of Volition / Edition 1

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This work makes three valuable contributions to the study of human slips and errors. It presents current data and theory; it is a complete source for the methodology and results of a 15 year laboratory research program; and it explores the overall architecture of voluntary control. Dr. Baars' work will occupy an important position in the renewed interest in the role of concious experience in the nervous system.

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Relates the methodology and results of a 15-year-long research program on the laboratory induction of slips (including a variety of linguistic and performative errors); compiles papers on aspects of current theory on the control of speech and action; and explores the implications of slips in understanding the nature of voluntary control. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Introduction: The Many Uses of Error; B.J. Baars. Theoretical Approaches: Errors, Ambiguity, and Awareness in Language Perception and Production; D.G. MacKay. Cognitive Underspecifications; J. Reason. A New Ideomotor Theory of Voluntary Control; B.J. Baars. Methods for Inducing Predictable Slips in Speech and Action: A Dozen Competing-Plans Techniques for Inducing Predictable Slips in Speech and Action; B.J. Baars. Laboratory Induction of Non-Speech Action Errors; M.E. Mattson, B.J. Baars. Findings and Theory Derived from Induced Slips: Errors in Inner Speech; G.S. Dell, R.J. Repka. Error-Minimizing Mechanisms; M.E. Mattson, B.J. Baars. Some Caveats on Testing the Freudian Slip Hypothesis; B.J. Baars, et al. Commentary: The Psychology of Slips; A. Sellen, D.A. Norman. 4 additional articles. Index.

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