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Works: 190 works in 224 publications in 1 language and 1,160 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Encyclopedias  History  Conference proceedings  Methods 
Classifications: QP363.5, 612.82
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The cognitive neurosciences by Michael S Gazzaniga ( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The third edition of The Cognitive Neurosciences continues to chart new directions in the study of the biologic underpinnings of complex cognition - the relationship between the structural and physiological mechanisms of the nervous system and the psychological reality of the mind. Every chapter is new and each section has new participants. Features of the third edition include research that maps biological changes directly to cognitive changes; a new and integrated view of sensory systems and perceptual processes; the presentation of new developments in plasticity; recent research on the cognitive neuroscience of false memory, which reveals the constructive nature of memory retrieval; and new topics in the neuroscientific study of emotion, including the "social brain." The new final section, "Perspectives and New Directions," discusses a wide variety of topics that point toward the future of this vibrant and exciting field."--Jacket
The MIT encyclopedia of communication disorders by Raymond D Kent ( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders will 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." "MITECD is 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."--BOOK JACKET
Handbook of developmental cognitive neuroscience ( )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The handbook of multisensory processes ( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research is suggesting that rather than our senses being independent, perception is fundamentally a multisensory experience. This handbook reviews the evidence & explores the theory of broad underlying principles that govern sensory interactions, regardless of the specific senses involved
The handbook of brain theory and neural networks ( )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 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)
Truth from trash how learning makes sense by Christopher James Thornton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is thought? by Eric B Baum ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward a computational explanation of thought: an argument that underlying mind is a complex but compact program that corresponds to the underlying complex structure of the world
What counts focus and quantification by Elena Herburger ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The effects of focus on interpretation are considered in this analysis of the interaction of syntax and semantics. The book investigates how focus affects the pragmatics and truth conditions of a sentence by arranging its quantificational structure
Bioinformatics the machine learning approach by Pierre Baldi ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre Baldi and Soren Brunak present the key machine learning approaches and apply them to the computational problems encountered in the analysis of biological data. The book is aimed at two types of researchers and students. First are the biologists and biochemists who need to understand new data-driven algorithms, such as neural networks and hidden Markov models, in the context of biological sequences and their molecular structure and function. Second are those with a primary background in physics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science who need to know more about specific applications in molecular biology
Psychosemantics : the problem of meaning in the philosophy of mind by Jerry A Fodor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychosemantics explores the relation between commonsense psychological theories and problems that are central to semantics and the philosophy of language. Building on and extending Fodor's earlier work it puts folk psychology on firm theoretical ground and rebuts externalist, holist, and naturalist threats to its position. --From publisher's description
Language acquisition the growth of grammar by Maria Teresa Guasti ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sorting things out classification and its consequences by Geoffrey C Bowker ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Sorting Things Out, Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star explore the role of categories and standards in shaping the modern world. They investigate a variety of classification systems, including the International Classification of Diseases, the Nursing Interventions Classification, race classification under apartheid in South Africa, and the classification of viruses and of tuberculosis. The authors emphasize the role of invisibility in the process by which classification orders human interaction. They examine how categories are made and kept invisible, and how people can change this invisibility when necessary. They also explore systems of classification as part of the built information environment. Sorting Things Out has a moral agenda, for each standard and category valorizes some point of view and silences another. Standards and classifications produce advantage or suffering. Jobs are made and lost; some regions benefit at the expense of others. How these choices are made and how we think about that process are at the moral and political core of this work."--BOOK JACKET
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 10 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."--BOOK JACKET
Plasticity of development ( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Representations, targets, and attitudes by Robert Cummins ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is it for something in the mind to represent something? Distinguished philosopher of mind Robert Cummins looks at the familiar problems of representation theory (what information is represented in the mind, what form mental representation takes, how representational schemes are implemented in the brain, what it is for one thing to represent another) from an unprecedented angle. Instead of following the usual procedure of defending a version of "indicator" semantics, Cummins begins with a theory of representational error and uses this theory to constrain the account of representational content. Thus, the problem of misrepresentation, which plagues all other accounts, is avoided at the start. Cummins shows that representational error can be accommodated only if the content of a representation is intrinsic - independent of its use and causal role in the system that employs it
Realistic rationalism by Jerrold J Katz ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Realistic Rationalism, Jerrold J. Katz develops a new philosophical position integrating realism and rationalism. Realism here means that the objects of study in mathematics and other formal sciences are abstract; rationalism means that our knowledge of them is not empirical. Katz uses this position to meet the principal challenges to realism. In exposing the flaws in criticisms of the antirealists, he shows that realists can explain knowledge of abstract objects without supposing we have causal contact with them, that numbers are determinate objects, and that the standard counterexamples to the abstract/concrete distinction have no force. Generalizing the account of knowledge used to meet the challenges to realism, he develops a rationalist and nonnaturalist account of philosophical knowledge and argues that it is preferable to contemporary naturalist and empiricist accounts. The book illuminates a wide range of philosophical issues, including the nature of necessity, the distinction between the formal and natural sciences, empiricist holism, the structure of ontology, and philosophical skepticism. Philosophers will use this fresh treatment of realism and rationalism as a starting point for new directions in their own research
Culturing nerve cells by Gary Banker ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In many ways a do-it-yourself manual for culturing nerve cells, complete with recipes and protocols, but also providing an understanding of the principles behind the protocols. The contributors to this volume invite you to their labs and provide information
Sites of vision the discursive construction of sight in the history of philosophy by David Michael Kleinberg-Levin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The central role of vision in relation to philosophy is evident in the vocabulary of the discipline - in words such as "speculation," "observation," "insight," and "reflection"; in metaphors such as "mirroring," "perspective," and "point of view"; and in methodological concepts such as "reflective detachment" and "representation." Because the history of vision is so pervasively reflected in the history of philosophy, it is possible for both vision and thought to achieve a greater awareness of their genealogy through the history of philosophy. The fourteen contributors to Sites of Vision explore the hypothesis that the nature of visual perception about which philosophers talk must be explicitly recognized as a discursive construction, indeed a historical construction, in philosophical discourse
A study of concepts by Christopher Peacocke ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring science the cognition and development of discovery processes by David Klahr ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the past decade Klahr and his colleagues have conducted extensive laboratory experiments in which they create discovery contexts, computer-based environments, to evoke the kind of thinking characteristic of scientific discovery in the "real world." In attempting to solve the problems posed by the discovery tasks, experiment participants (from preschoolers through university students, as well as laypersons) use many of the same higher-order cognitive processes used by practicing scientists. Through this work Klahr integrates two disparate approaches - the content-based approach and the process-based approach - to present a comprehensive model of the psychology of scientific discovery."--Jacket
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