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Works: 78 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 6,575 library holdings
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Classifications: QP363.3, 612.82
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The big book of concepts by Gregory L Murphy( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts embody our knowledge of the kinds of things there are in the world. Tying our past experiences to our present interactions with the environment, they enable us to recognize and understand new objects and events. Concepts are also relevant to understanding domains such as social situations, personality types, and even artistic styles. Yet like other phenomenologically simple cognitive processes such as walking or understanding speech, concept formation and use are maddeningly complex. Research since the 1970s and the decline of the "classical view" of concepts have greatly illuminated the psychology of concepts. But persistent theoretical disputes have sometimes obscured this progress. The Big Book of Concepts goes beyond those disputes to reveal the advances that have been made, focusing on the major empirical discoveries. By reviewing and evaluating research on diverse topics such as category learning, word meaning, conceptual development in infants and children, and the basic level of categorization, the book develops a much broader range of criteria than is usual for evaluating theories of concepts
How language comes to children : from birth to two years by Bénédicte de Boysson-Bardies( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, psycholinguist Benedicte de Boysson-Bardies presents a broad picture of language development, from fetal development to the toddler years, and examines a wide range of puzzling questions: How do newborns recognize elements of speech? How do they distinguish them from nonspeech sounds? How do they organize and analyze them? How do they ultimately come to understand and reproduce these sounds? Finally, how does the ability to communicate through language emerge in children? Boysson-Bardies also addresses questions of particular interest to parents, such as whether one should speak to children in a special way to facilitate language learning and whether there is cause to worry when a twenty-month-old child does not yet speak. Although the author provides a clear summary of the current state of language acquisition theory, the special appeal of the book lies in her research and "dialogue" with her many young subjects."--Jacket
Mind in a physical world : an essay on the mind-body problem and mental causation by Jaegwon Kim( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, based on Jaegwon Kim's 1996 Townsend Lectures, presents the philosopher's current views on a variety of issues in the metaphysics of the mind - in particular, the mind-body problem, mental causation, and reductionism. Kim construes the mind-body problem as that of finding a place for the mind in a world that is fundamentally physical. Among other points, he redefines the roles of supervenience and emergence in the discussion of the mind-body problem. Arguing that various contemporary accounts of mental causation are inadequate, he offers his own partially reductionist solution on the basis of a novel model of reduction
What the hands reveal about the brain by Howard Poizner( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The asymmetrical brain by Kenneth Hugdahl( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on brain asymmetry, with particular emphasis on findings made possible by recent advances in neuroimaging
Schools for thought : a science of learning in the classroom by John T Bruer( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aplicando lo que sabemos en nuestra escuelas: una nueva teoría del aprendizaje - La ciencia de la mente: análisis de tarea, comportamientos y representaciones - Principiantes inteligentes: saber cómo aprender - Matemáticas: darles significado - Ciencias: dentro de la caja negra - Lectura: ver la imagen global - Escritura: transformar el conocimiento - Probar, intentar y enseñar - Cambiando nuestras representaciones: pensar la educación desde nuevas perspectivas
In critical condition : polemical essays on cognitive science and the philosophy of mind by Jerry A Fodor( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing philosophy, according to Jerry Fodor, is like piloting: The trick is to find an object of known position and locate yourself with respect to it. In this book, Fodor contrasts his views about the mind with those of a number of well-known philosophers and cognitive scientists, including John McDowell, Christopher Peacocke, Paul Churchland, Daniel Dennett, Paul Smolensky, and Richard Dawkins. Fodor constructs a version of the representational theory of mind that blends intentional realism, computational reductionism, nativism, and semantic atomism
The engine of reason, the seat of the soul : a philosophical journey into the brain by Paul M Churchland( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work summarizes results from neuroscience and recent work with artificial neural networks that together suggest a unified set of answers to questions about how the brain actually works; how it sustains a thinking, feeling, dreaming self; and how it sustains a self-conscious person
Essays on nonconceptual content( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers concerned with topics as varied as the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, epistemology and aesthetics have all challenged conceptualism. This volume offers some of the important work on nonconceptual content in the philosophy of mind and psychology
Sites of vision : the discursive construction of sight in the history of philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years scholars from many disciplines have become interested in the "construction" of the human senses - in how the human environment shapes both how and what we perceive. Taking a very different approach to the question of construction, Sites of Vision turns to language and explores the ways in which the rhetoric of philosophy has formed the nature of vision and how, in turn, the rhetoric of vision has helped to shape philosophical thought
The handbook of brain theory and neural networks by Michael A Arbib( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition presents the enormous progress made in recent years in the many subfields related to the two great questions: how does the brain work? and, How can we build intelligent machines? This second edition greatly increases the coverage of models of fundamental neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, and neural network approaches to language. (Midwest)
The handbook of multisensory processes by Charles Spence( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scientists' attempts to understand the physiology underlying our apprehension of the physical world was long dominated by a focus on the individual senses. The 1980s saw the beginning of systematic efforts to examine interactions among different sensory modalities at the level of the single neuron. And by the end of the 1990s, a recognizable and multidisciplinary field of "multisensory processes" had emerged. More recently, studies involving both human and nonhuman subjects have focused on relationships among multisensory neuronal ensembles and their behavioral, perceptual, and cognitive correlates. The New Handbook of Multisensory Processing synthesizes the central themes in this rapidly developing area, reports on current findings, and offers a blueprint for future research. The contributions, all of them written for this volume by leading experts, reflect the evolution and current state of the field. This handbook does more than simply review the field. Each of the volume's eleven sections broadly surveys a major topic, and each begins with a substantive and thought-provoking commentary by the section editor that identifies the major issues being explored, describes their treatment in the chapters that follow, and sets these findings within the context of the existing body of knowledge. Together, the commentaries and chapters provide an invaluable guide to areas of general agreement, unresolved issues, and topics that remain to be explored in this fast-moving field
The MIT encyclopedia of communication disorders( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Annotation A massive reference work on the scale of MITECS (The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences), The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorderswill become the standard reference in this field for both research and clinical use. It offers almost 200 detailed entries, covering the entire range of communication and speech disorders in children and adults, from basic science to clinical diagnosis. MITECDis divided into four sections that reflect the standard categories within the field (also known as speech-language pathology and audiology): Voice, Speech, Language, and Hearing. Within each category, entries are organized into three subsections: Basic Science, Disorders, and Clinical Management. Basic Science includes relevant information on normal anatomy and physiology, physics, psychology and psychophysics, and linguistics; this provides a scientific foundation for entries in the other subsections. The entries that appear under Disorders offer information on the definition and characterization of specific disorders, and tools for their identification and assessment. The Clinical Management subsection describes appropriate interventions, including behavioral, pharmacological, surgical, and prosthetic. Because the approach to communication disorders can be quite different for children and adults, many topics include separate entries reflecting this. Although some disorders that are first diagnosed in childhood may persist in some form throughout adulthood, many disorders can have an onset in either childhood or adulthood, and the timing of onset can have many implications for both assessment and intervention. Topics covered in MITECDinclude cochlear implants for children and adults, pitch perception, tinnitus, alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation, neural mechanisms of vocalization, holistic voice therapy techniques, computer-based approaches to children?s speech and language disorders, neurogenic mutism, regional dialect, agrammatism, global aphasia, and psychosocial problems associated with communicative disorders
Sources of power : how people make decisions by Gary A Klein( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most studies of decision making, based on artificial tasks assigned in laboratory settings, view people as biased and unskilled. Gary Klein is one of the developers of the naturalistic decision making approach, which views people as inherently skilled and experienced and documents human strengths and capabilities that so far have been downplayed or ignored
Handbook of developmental cognitive neuroscience by Charles A Nelson( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In critical condition : polemical essays on cognitive science and the philosophy of mind
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What the hands reveal about the brainThe asymmetrical brainSchools for thought : a science of learning in the classroomIn critical condition : polemical essays on cognitive science and the philosophy of mindThe engine of reason, the seat of the soul : a philosophical journey into the brainThe handbook of brain theory and neural networksThe handbook of multisensory processesThe MIT encyclopedia of communication disorders