Foundations of Cognitive Psychology: Core Readings / Edition 1

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Overview

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: 9/9/2002
  • Series: Bradford Books Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 878
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Levitin is Assistant Professor of Psychology at McGill University, where he holds the Bell Chair in the Psychology of Electronic Communication and the FQRT Strategic Professor Chair in Psychology.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Foundations - Philosophical Basis, The Mind/Body Problem 1
Ch. 1 Visual Awareness 3
Ch. 2 When Am I? 23
Ch. 3 Can Machines Think? 35
Pt. II Neural Networks 55
Ch. 4 The Appeal of Parallel Distributed Processing 57
Pt. III Objections 93
Ch. 5 Minds, Brains, and Programs 95
Pt. IV Experimental Design 113
Ch. 6 Experimental Design in Psychological Research 115
Pt. V Perception 131
Ch. 7 Perception 133
Ch. 8 Organizing Objects and Scenes 189
Ch. 9 The Auditory Scene 213
Pt. VI Categories and Concepts 249
Ch. 10 Principles of Categorization 251
Ch. 11 Philosophical Investigations, Sections 65-78 271
Ch. 12 The Exemplar View 277
Pt. VII Memory 293
Ch. 13 Memory for Musical Attributes 295
Ch. 14 Memory 311
Pt. VIII Attention 361
Ch. 15 Attention and Performance Limitations 363
Ch. 16 Features and Objects in Visual Processing 399
Pt. IX Human-Computer Interaction 415
Ch. 17 The Psychopathology of Everyday Things 417
Ch. 18 Distributed Cognition 443
Pt. X Music Cognition 453
Ch. 19 Neural Nets, Temporal Composites, and Tonality 455
Ch. 20 The Development of Music Perception and Cognition 481
Ch. 21 Cognitive Psychology and Music 503
Pt. XI Expertise 515
Ch. 22 Prospects and Limits of the Empirical Study of Expertise: An Introduction 517
Ch. 23 Three Problems in Teaching General Skills 551
Ch. 24 Musical Expertise 565
Pt. XII Decision Making 583
Ch. 25 Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases 585
Ch. 26 Decision Making 601
Ch. 27 For Those Condermned to Study the Past: Heuristics and Biases in Hindsight 621
Pt. XIII Evolutionary Approaches 637
Ch. 28 Adaptations, Exaptations, and Spandrels 639
Ch. 29 Toward Mapping the Evolved Functional Organization of Mind and Brain 665
Pt. XIV Language 1 - Language Acquisition 683
Ch. 30 The Invention of Language by Children: Environmental and Biological Influences 685
Pt. XV Language 2 - Language and Thought 705
Ch. 31 Languages and Logic 707
Pt. XVI Language 3 - Pragmatics 717
Ch. 32 Logic and Conversation 719
Ch. 33 Idiomaticity and Human Cognition 733
Pt. XVII Intelligence 751
Ch. 34 In a Nutshell 753
Ch. 35 A Rounded Version 761
Ch. 36 Individual Differences in Cognition 779
Pt. XVIII Cognitive Neuroscience 817
Ch. 37 Localization of Cognitive Operations in the Human Brain 819
Ch. 38 The Mind and Donald O. Hebb 831
Ch. 39 Imaging the Future 841
Index 855
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