Mathematical Principles of Human Conceptual Behavior: The Structural Nature of Conceptual Representation and Processing

Mathematical Principles of Human Conceptual Behavior: The Structural Nature of Conceptual Representation and Processing

by Ronaldo Vigo

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ISBN-13: 9780415714365
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Series: Scientific Psychology Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ronaldo Vigo is Associate Professor of Mathematical & Computational Cognitive Science at Ohio University, USA, where he is also director of the Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Science. He received his doctoral degree on Mathematical & Computational Cognitive Science from Indiana University at Bloomington.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Concepts and Cognition 3. Process and Structure 4. Categorical Invariance and Logical Manifolds 5. A Cognitive Mechanism for Invariance Detection 6. Principles of Invariance Detection 7. A Law of Invariance in Human Conceptual Behavior 8. On Modal Concepts and Goodness of Pattern 9. Information as a Change in Conceptual Complexity 10. A Path toward Probabilistic Processes and Functional Descriptions 11. Contextual Choice and Structure 12. Concluding Remarks and Open Problems

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