Oxford Companion to the Mind (New Edition) / Edition 2

Oxford Companion to the Mind (New Edition) / Edition 2

by Richard L. Gregory
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198662246

ISBN-13: 9780198662242

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The Oxford Companion to the Mind is a classic. Published in 1987, to huge acclaim, it immediately took its place as the indispensable guide to the mysteries - and idiosyncracies - of the human mind. In no other book can the reader find discussions of concepts such as language, memory, and intelligence, side by side with witty definitions of common human…  See more details below

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind is a classic. Published in 1987, to huge acclaim, it immediately took its place as the indispensable guide to the mysteries - and idiosyncracies - of the human mind. In no other book can the reader find discussions of concepts such as language, memory, and intelligence, side by side with witty definitions of common human experiences such as the 'cocktail-party' and 'halo' effects, and the least effort principle.

Richard Gregory again brings his wit, wisdom, and expertise to bear on this most elusive of subjects. Research into the mind and brain has moved on in bounds in recent years, and interest in the subject has never been so high. There has been a shift in focus away from Freud's concept of the unconscious onto consciousness itself. The new edition of the Companion includes three 'mini symposia' - on consciousness, brain scanning, and artificial intelligence - with contributions from a number of specialists, and encompassing a range of approaches.

Cultural as well as scientific in approach, this accessible book offers authoritative descriptions and analysis. With new entries on controversial topics such as artificial life, attachment theory, caffeine, cruetly, drama, extra-terrestrial intelligence, genetics of mental illness, imagination, lying, puzzles, and twins, this highly-anticipated second edition explores the most intriguing of subjects.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198662242
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1024
Sales rank:
877,850
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Glossary
Note to the Reader
The Oxford Companion to the Mind A-Z
Index
Acknowledgements

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