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The agile mind

Author: Wilma Koutstaal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Wilma Koutstaal covers all aspects of agile thought, and how it emerges from and interacts with memory, perception, emotion, executive control, motivation, and action, as well as how it is related to creativity, mediated by learning and environmental input, enhanced by plasticity, and destroyed by rigidity. The Agile Mind brings together much theory and work in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma Koutstaal
ISBN: 9780195367188 0195367189
OCLC Number: 874575600
Description: xix, 763 s.
Contents: Chapter 1 --
Agility of Mind and the Integrated Controlled-Automatic, Specific-Abstract (iCASA) FrameworkPART I: Memory, Categorization, and ConceptsChapter 2 --
Levels of Representational Specificity and ThinkingChapter 3 --
Levels of Control, Representational Specificity, and Thinking Flexibly Using Memory and Categorical Knowledge Chapter 4 --
Thinking with Our SensesPART II: Motivation and EmotionChapter 5 --
Action and Motivation: The Impetus for, and Enactment of, Agile ThinkingChapter 6 --
Emotion, Self, Personality: Thought PersonifiedChapter 7 --
Thoughts about Thoughts: The Control versus Non-control of ThinkingPart III: Brain and EnvironmentChapter 8 --
The Frontal Cortex, and Beyond:Brain Bases of Levels of Specificity and Levels of Control, Part IChapter 9 --
Concepts and Intuition, Resilience, Novelty and Exploration: Brain Bases of Levels of Specificity and Levels of Control, Part 2Chapter 10 --
Making Brain Paths to Agile Thinking, Part 1: Correlational and Longitudinal
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In this book, Wilma Koutstaal covers all aspects of agile thought, and how it emerges from and interacts with memory, perception, emotion, executive control, motivation, and action, as well as how it is related to creativity, mediated by learning and environmental input, enhanced by plasticity, and destroyed by rigidity. The Agile Mind brings together much theory and work in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology, so will be a valuable resource for researchersin those fields

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