Learning And Memory / Edition 1

Learning And Memory / Edition 1

by Robert Howard
     
 

This book surveys the entire field of learning and memory. It describes the major approaches to its study and looks at basic assumptions and philosophical underpinnings. Howard integrates work from quite different perspectives into a single framework, and describes peripheral areas not usually mentioned in mainstream books, such as prenatal learning, constraints on

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This book surveys the entire field of learning and memory. It describes the major approaches to its study and looks at basic assumptions and philosophical underpinnings. Howard integrates work from quite different perspectives into a single framework, and describes peripheral areas not usually mentioned in mainstream books, such as prenatal learning, constraints on knowledge, nonconnectionist machine learning, intelligence and learning, and skills learning. He gives the reader a broad knowledge of what the field is all about, what its parts are and how they interrelate, its major principles and key applications. The primary contribution of this work is the integration of current thinking about learning with the literature and research on memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275946418
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/24/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1180L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Ability to Learn and Remember1
2Learning and Memory in Evolution and in Animals29
3Structures and Processes of the Memory System55
4Knowledge83
5Skills and Expertise111
6Effects of Age, Intelligence, and Styles on Learning and Memory135
7Machine Learning: Symbolic and Connectionist163
8Applications183
References213
Index243

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