Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving

Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving

by Robert Arp
     
 

An account of how humans evolved a conscious, vision-related ability unique to their species in order to solve nonroutine problems.See more details below

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An account of how humans evolved a conscious, vision-related ability unique to their species in order to solve nonroutine problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262012447
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/31/2008
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Todd K. Shackelford
Robert Arp is a rising star in work at the intersection of biology,evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy. Scenario Visualization is a challenging volume that will be appreciated by scholars working in each of these fields and at their intersection, and is written with a clarity that will also please laypersons interested in learning about cutting-edge thinking on human cognitive evolution.

Todd Shackelford
"Robert Arp is a rising star in work at the intersection of biology,evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy. Scenario Visualization is a challenging volume that will be appreciated by scholars working in each of these fields and at their intersection, and is written with a clarity that will also please laypersons interested in learning about cutting-edge thinking on human cognitive evolution."—Todd K. Shackelford, Department ofPsychology, Florida Atlantic University
John Waskan
"Arp's book covers a very important topic in cognitive science - namely, theevolution of cognitive abilities. The writing is clear and accessible, whilethe many sources make this a great reference for those doing research onthe topic. Arp's theory is a welcome advance over other well-known ideasabout how we rapidly utilize information as it issues from diverse cognitivemodules."—Jonathan A. Waskan, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois, and author of Models and Cognition
Alex Rosenberg
Human creativity seems as much of a 'hard problem' as consciousness. But Robert Arp's new book makes real progress in coming to grips with how our minds solve the novel problems mother nature's arms race is always throwing at us. It combines the resources of the philosophy of psychology, cognitive neuroscience,archeology, and most of all a nuanced Darwinism, to show us how hominids must have used conscious processing of visual information to solve the design problems they faced, and how their strategies recur in our own acts of conscious puzzle solving.

Jonathan A. Waskan
Arp's book covers a very important topic in cognitive science namely, the evolution of cognitive abilities. The writing is clear and accessible, while the many sources make this a great reference for those doing research on the topic.

Arp's theory is a welcome advance over other well-known ideas about how we rapidly utilize information as it issues from diverse cognitive modules.

Johnathan A. Waskan
Arp's book covers a very important topic in cognitive science — namely,theevolution of cognitive abilities. The writing is clear and accessible, whilethe many sources make this a great reference for those doing research onthe topic. Arp's theory is a welcome advance over other well-known ideasabout how we rapidly utilize information as it issues from diverse cognitivemodules.

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"Arp's book covers a very important topic in cognitive science namely, the evolution of cognitive abilities. The writing is clear and accessible, while the many sources make this a great reference for those doing research on the topic. Arp's theory is a welcome advance over other well-known ideas about how we rapidly utilize information as it issues from diverse cognitive modules." Jonathan A. Waskan , Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois,and author of Models and Cognition

"Human creativity seems as much of a 'hard problem' as consciousness. But RobertArp's new book makes real progress in coming to grips with how our minds solve the novel problems mother nature's arms race is always throwing at us. It combines the resources of the philosophy of psychology, cognitive neuroscience, archeology, and most of all a nuanced Darwinism, to show us how hominids must have used conscious processing of visual information to solve the design problems they faced, and how their strategies recur in our own acts of conscious puzzle solving." AlexRosenberg , R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy, Duke University

"Robert Arp is a rising star in work at the intersection of biology, evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy. Scenario Visualization is a challenging volume that will be appreciated by scholars working in each of these fields and at their intersection, and is written with a clarity that will also please laypersons interested in learning about cutting-edge thinking on human cognitive evolution." Todd K. Shackelford ,Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University

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