Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings / Edition 1

Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings / Edition 1

by Daniel J. Levitin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262621592

ISBN-13: 9780262621595

Pub. Date: 09/09/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

Scientists from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology,
and neuroscience, contribute to the study of cognition. Cognitive psychology, the science of the human mind and of how people process information, is at the core of empirical investigations into the nature of mind and thought.

This anthology is based on the assumption that cognitive

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Scientists from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology,
and neuroscience, contribute to the study of cognition. Cognitive psychology, the science of the human mind and of how people process information, is at the core of empirical investigations into the nature of mind and thought.

This anthology is based on the assumption that cognitive psychology is at heart empirical philosophy. Many of the core questions about thought, language, perception, memory,
and knowledge of other people's minds were for centuries the domain of philosophy.
The book begins with the philosophical foundations of inquiry into the nature of mind and thought, in particular the writings of Descartes, and then covers the principal topics of cognitive psychology including memory, attention, and decision making.

The book organizes a daunting amount of information,
underlining the essentials, while also introducing readers to the ambiguities and controversies of research. It is arranged thematically and includes many topics not typically taught in cognition courses, including human factors and ergonomics,
evolutionary psychology, music cognition, and experimental design.

The contributors include: Daniel Dennett, Daniel Kahneman,
Jay McClelland, Donald Norman, Michael Posner, Stephen Palmer, Eleanor Rosch, John
Searle, Roger Shepard, and Anne Treisman.

The MIT Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621595
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/09/2002
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
878
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IFoundations - Philosophical Basis, The Mind/Body Problem1
Ch. 1Visual Awareness3
Ch. 2When Am I?23
Ch. 3Can Machines Think?35
Pt. IINeural Networks55
Ch. 4The Appeal of Parallel Distributed Processing57
Pt. IIIObjections93
Ch. 5Minds, Brains, and Programs95
Pt. IVExperimental Design113
Ch. 6Experimental Design in Psychological Research115
Pt. VPerception131
Ch. 7Perception133
Ch. 8Organizing Objects and Scenes189
Ch. 9The Auditory Scene213
Pt. VICategories and Concepts249
Ch. 10Principles of Categorization251
Ch. 11Philosophical Investigations, Sections 65-78271
Ch. 12The Exemplar View277
Pt. VIIMemory293
Ch. 13Memory for Musical Attributes295
Ch. 14Memory311
Pt. VIIIAttention361
Ch. 15Attention and Performance Limitations363
Ch. 16Features and Objects in Visual Processing399
Pt. IXHuman-Computer Interaction415
Ch. 17The Psychopathology of Everyday Things417
Ch. 18Distributed Cognition443
Pt. XMusic Cognition453
Ch. 19Neural Nets, Temporal Composites, and Tonality455
Ch. 20The Development of Music Perception and Cognition481
Ch. 21Cognitive Psychology and Music503
Pt. XIExpertise515
Ch. 22Prospects and Limits of the Empirical Study of Expertise: An Introduction517
Ch. 23Three Problems in Teaching General Skills551
Ch. 24Musical Expertise565
Pt. XIIDecision Making583
Ch. 25Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases585
Ch. 26Decision Making601
Ch. 27For Those Condermned to Study the Past: Heuristics and Biases in Hindsight621
Pt. XIIIEvolutionary Approaches637
Ch. 28Adaptations, Exaptations, and Spandrels639
Ch. 29Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization of Mind and Brain665
Pt. XIVLanguage 1 - Language Acquisition683
Ch. 30The Invention of Language by Children: Environmental and Biological Influences685
Pt. XVLanguage 2 - Language and Thought705
Ch. 31Languages and Logic707
Pt. XVILanguage 3 - Pragmatics717
Ch. 32Logic and Conversation719
Ch. 33Idiomaticity and Human Cognition733
Pt. XVIIIntelligence751
Ch. 34In a Nutshell753
Ch. 35A Rounded Version761
Ch. 36Individual Differences in Cognition779
Pt. XVIIICognitive Neuroscience817
Ch. 37Localization of Cognitive Operations in the Human Brain819
Ch. 38The Mind and Donald O. Hebb831
Ch. 39Imaging the Future841
Index855

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