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The making of human concepts

Author: Denis Mareschal; Paul C Quinn; S E G Lea
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
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Human adults appear different from other animals in their ability to form abstract mental representations that go beyond perceptual similarity. This book brings together leading psychologists and neuroscientists to tackle the age-old puzzle of what might be unique about human concepts.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Mareschal; Paul C Quinn; S E G Lea
ISBN: 9780199549221 0199549222
OCLC Number: 638331921
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 400 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Where do concepts come from? / Denis Mareschal, Paul C. Quinn, and Stephen E.G. Lea --
What are categories and concepts? / Gregory Murphy --
Rules and similarity in adult concept learning / James Close [and others] --
Mechanistic models of associative and rule-based category learning / Bradley C. Love and Marc Tomlinson --
The neurobiology of categorization / F. Gregory Ashby and Matthew J. Crossley --
Different kinds of concepts and different kinds of words : what words do for human cognition / Sandra R. Waxman and Susan A. Gelman --
Concepts and culture / Norbert Ross and Michael Tidwell --
Category learning and concept learning in birds / Olga F. Lazareva and Edward A. Wasserman --
Concept learning in nonprimate mammals : in search of evidence / Stephen E.G. Lea --
Concepts in monkeys / Michèle Fabre-Thorpe --
Cognitive development in chimpanzees : a trade-off between memory and abstraction? / Tetsuro Matsuzawa --
Categorization and concept formation in human infants / Barbara A. Younger --
The making of an abstract concept : natural number / Susan Carey --
Concepts in human adults / James A. Hampton --
Darwin and development : why ontogeny does not recapitualte phylogeny for human concepts / Frank C. Keil and George E. Newman --
More than concepts : how multiple integrations make human intelligence / Linda B. Smith --
The evolution of concepts : a timely look / Michael C. Corballis and Thomas Suddendorf --
The making of human concepts : a final look / Denis Mareschal, Paul C. Quinn and Stephen E.G. Lea.
Responsibility: edited by Denis Mareschal, Paul C. Quinn, Stephen E.G. Lea.

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