Mind Readings: Introductory Selections on Cognitive Science / Edition 1

Mind Readings: Introductory Selections on Cognitive Science / Edition 1

by Paul Thagard
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MIT Press
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Mind Readings: Introductory Selections on Cognitive Science / Edition 1

Mind Readings is a collection of accessible readings on some of the most important topics in cognitive science. Although anyone interested in the interdisciplinary study of mind will find the selections well worth reading, they work particularly well with Paul Thagard's textbook Mind: An Introduction Cognitive Science, and provide further discussion on the major topics discussed in that book. The first eight chapters present approaches to cognitive science from the perspective that thinking consists of computational procedures on mental representations. The remaining five chapters discuss challenges to the computational-representational understanding of mind.

Contributors: John R. Anderson, Ruth M.J. Byrne, E.H. Durfee, Chris Eliasmith, Owen Flanagan, Dedre Gentner, Janice Glasgow, Philip N. Johnson-Laird, Alan Mackworth, Arthur B. Markman, Douglas L. Medin, Keith Oatley, Dimitri Papadias, Steven Pinker, David E. Rumelhart, Herbert A. Simon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262700672
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 03/27/1998
Series: Bradford Books Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Sources
Guide for the Reader
1 What Is an "EXplanation" of Behavior?
Herbert A. Simon
2 The Cognitive Science of Deduction
Philip N. JohnsonLaird and Ruth M. J. Byrne
3 Production Systems and the ACTR Theory
John R. Anderson
4 Rules of Language
Steven Pinker
5 Concepts and Conceptual Structure
Douglas L. Medin
6 Structure Mapping in Analogy and Similarity
Dedre Gentner and Arthur B. Markman
7 Computational Imagery
Janice Glasgow and Dimitri Papadias
8 The Architecture of Mind: A Connectionist Approach
David E. Rumelhart
9 The Structure of Emotions
Keith Oatley
10 A Unified Theory of Consciousness?
Owen Flanagan
11 On Seeing Robots
Alan Mackworth
12 What Your Computer Really Needs to Know, You Learned
in Kindergarten
E. H. Durfee
13 The Third Contender: A Critical EXamination of the
Synamicist Theory of Cognition
Chris Eliasmith
Notes on the Contributors

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