The Making of Cognitive Science: Essays in Honor of George Armitage Miller available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
Nineteen distinguished contributors provide essays about the development of cognitive science by colleagues of George A. Miller, a central figure whose own intellectual history is to a large extent a history of the field. Each contributor was invited to write about the period in which each was most closely associated with Millerto try to recapture the intellectual climate of the time and to place, retrospectively, each successive research venture in its larger context. Together the essays constitute a fascinating and readable personal account of the way in which an exciting new science has come into being. The Making of Cognitive Science will be welcomed by a broad audience in the cognitive science community, as well as by historians of psychology.
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Table of Contents
Preface; List of contributors; Part I. Mathematical Psychology: 1. George A. Miller and the origins of mathematical psychology William J. McGill; 2. The contribution of information theory to psychology Wendell R. Garner; 3. Writing plans ... Eugene Galanter; 4. George Miller's data and the development of methods for representing cognitive structures Roger N. Shepard; 5. The magical number seven: information processing then and now George Sperling; 6. Cognitive recollections Ulric Neisser; Part II. The Center for Cognitive Studies: 7. Founding the Center for Cognitive Studies Jerome Bruner; 8. Life at the Center Donald A. Norman and Willem J. M. Levelt; Part III. Psycholinguistics: 9. The psychological reality of grammar: a student's-eye view of cognitive science Thomas G. Bever; 10. Psychology and linguistics in the sixties Eric Wanner; 11. Language use and linguistic diversity Jacques Mehler; 12. The immanent form of phonemes Morris Halle; Part IV. Studying the Lexicon: 13. On opening the dictionary Philip Johnson-Laird; 14. Lexical development - the Rockefeller years Susan Carey; 15. Methodological semanticism considered as a history of progress in cognitive science Keith Stenning; Part V. Cognitive Neuroscience: 16. Life with George: the birth of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute Michael S. Gazzaniga; 17. Cognitive psychologists become interested in neuroscience William Hirst; Part VI. Cognitive Science: 18. Cognitive science? Gilbert Harman; Biographical information; Publications; Name index; Subject index.