The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS) / Edition 2

The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS) / Edition 2

by Robert A. Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262731444

ISBN-13: 9780262731447

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

Since the 1970s the cognitive sciences have offered multidisciplinary ways of understanding the mind and cognition. The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive
Sciences (MITECS) is a landmark, comprehensive reference work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of this changing field. At the core of the encyclopedia are 471 concise entries, from

Overview

Since the 1970s the cognitive sciences have offered multidisciplinary ways of understanding the mind and cognition. The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive
Sciences (MITECS) is a landmark, comprehensive reference work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of this changing field. At the core of the encyclopedia are 471 concise entries, from Acquisition and Adaptationism to Wundt and X-bar Theory. Each article, written by a leading researcher in the field,
provides an accessible introduction to an important concept in the cognitive sciences, as well as references or further readings. Six extended essays, which collectively serve as a roadmap to the articles, provide overviews of each of six major areas of cognitive science: Philosophy; Psychology; Neurosciences;
Computational Intelligence; Linguistics and Language; and Culture, Cognition, and
Evolution. For both students and researchers, MITECS will be an indispensable guide to the current state of the cognitive sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262731447
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
1096
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Neurosciences, selected topics
Auditory Plasticity
Color, Neurophysiology of
Dreaming
Echolocation
Face Recognition
Lexicon, Neural Basis of
LongTerm Potentiation
Multisensory Integration
Neuroendocrinology
Object Recognition
Oculomotor Control
Pain
SingleNeuron Recording
Surface Perception
Transparency
Linguistics and Language, selected topics
Anaphora
Codeswitching
Creoles
Dynamic Semantics
HeadDriven Phrase Structure and Grammar
Implicature
Lexical Functional Grammar
Minimalism
Optimality Theory
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Saussure
Vagueness
Philosophy, selected topics
Chinese Room Argument
Distributed vs. Local Representation
Dynamic Approaches to Cognition
Explanatory Gap
Folk Psychology
Functional Role Semantics
Modal Logic
Modularity of Mind
Rational Agency
Reductionism
SelfOrganizing Systems
Simulation vs. TheoryTheory
Twin Earth
Psychology, selected topics
Analogy
Binding Problem
Chess, Psychology of
Essentialism
Feature Detectors
Haptic Perception
Imitation
Intersubjectivity
Judgment Heuristics
Metacognition
Naïve Physics
Probabilistic Reasoning
Psychophysics
Smell
Culture, Cognition, and Evolution, selected topics
Altruism
Attribution Theory
Cognitive Anthropology
Cognitive Archaeology
Cognitive Artifacts
Comparative Psychology
Ecological Validity
Ethnopsychology
Folk Biology
Human Navigation
Metaphor and Culture
Numeracy and Culture
Primate Cognition
Rational Choice Theory
Situated Cognition and Learning
ComputationalIntelligence, selected topics
Bayesian Networks
CaseBased Reasoning and Analogy
Evolutionary Computation
Greedy Local Search
Hidden Markov Models
Information Theory
Manipulation and Grasping
Situatedness/Embeddedness
Situation Calculus
Speech Synthesis
Stereo and Motion Perception
Temporal Reasoning
Unsupervised Learning

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