ISBN-10:
0761992499
ISBN-13:
9780761992493
Pub. Date:
11/24/1998
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Human Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Perspective / Edition 1

Human Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Perspective / Edition 1

by Indramani Singh, Raja Parasuraman

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Overview

With contributions from experimental cognitive psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology, medical science and linguistics, this volume demonstrates the diversity of approaches to human cognition in research conducted in the East and West.

A panoramic overview of recent studies of cognition is provided, with a range of fundamental issues covered, including: the role of neuroscience; the relative scope of symbolic and sub-symbolic levels of explanation; representational questions; and applications of cognitive methods. Specific topics examined include: mechanisims of attention; Alzheimer's Disease; linguistic diversity; and social functioning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761992493
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/24/1998
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Joel S Warm
Introduction - Indramani Singh, Raja Parasuraman and Gerald Matthews
Diversity in Cognitive Theory
PART ONE: COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Current Research in Cognitive Neuroscience - Michael I Posner
Mechanisms Underlying Temporal Information Processing - Thomas Rammsayer
The Neurochemical Basis of Attention - Sangeeta Panicker and Raja Parasuraman
Individual Differences in Arousal and Attention - Gerald Matthews,Trevor A Harley and D Roy Davies
A Levels of Control Model
PART TWO: ATTENTION, MEMORY, LANGUAGE AND EMOTION
Attention and Brain Function in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease - Raja Parasuraman and Pamela M Greenwood
Selective Attention and Aging - Arthur D Fisk and Wendy Rogers
Toward a Unification of Diverse Findings
Age Differences in Sensory and Cognitive Vigilance Using Tactical Symbolic Displays - John E Deaton and Raja Parasuraman
Recognition Failure of Recallable Famous Names and the Episodic-Semantic Memory Distinction - Chandra Bhal Dwivedi and Sudha Srivastava
Linguistic Diversity,Language Shaping and Ecology - G C Gupta
Recognition and Production of Facial Expressions of Emotion by Children with Mental Retardation - Claire A Stewart and Nirbhay N Singh
PART THREE: APPLICATIONS OF COGNITIVE MODELS
Cognitive Ergonomics of Cockpit Automation - Indramani Singh et al
Human-Computer Interaction and Individual Differences - Anita Ambardar
Expertise and Reasoning in Medicine - Vimla L Patel and Jose F Arocha
Evidence from Cognitive Psychological Studies
Progressions of Mental Models in Understanding Circulatory Physiology - David R Kaufman and Vimla L Patel
Cognition and Child Health in Rural India - Malathi Sivaramakrishnan and Vimla L Patel

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