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CogNet Library

Works: 12 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 133 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: QA76.9.C66, 004
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Changing minds computers, learning, and literacy by Andrea A DiSessa( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
"While written at a level that anyone with a good acquaintance with high school science can understand, the book reflects the depth and breadth of the issues surrounding technology in education. Rejecting the simplistic notion that the computer is merely a tool for more efficient instruction, diSessa shows how computers can be the basis for a new literacy that will change how people think and learn. He discusses the learning theory that explains why computers can be such powerful catalysts for change in education, in particular, how intuitive knowledge is the platform on which students build scientific understanding. He also discusses the material and social reasons for the computer's potential and argues for "two-way literacies," where everyone is a creator as well as consumer of dynamic and interactive expressive forms. DiSessa gives many examples from his work using the Boxer computer environment, an integrated software system designed to investigate computational literacies."--Jacket
Why so slow? the advancement of women by Virginia Valian( file )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Why do so few women occupy positions of power and prestige? Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women. According to Valian, men and women alike have implicit hypotheses about gender differences - gender schemas - that create small sex differences in characteristics, behaviors, perceptions, and evaluations of men and women. Those small imbalances accumulate to advantage men and disadvantage women
Slaves of the machine the quickening of computer technology by Gregory J. E Rawlins( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"In Moths to the Flame, Gregory J.E. Rawlins took lay readers on a tour of the exciting and sometimes scary world to which computers are leading us. His second book is for those who are new to computers and want to know what is "under the hood." It shows what computers can do for us and to us." "Each of the six chapters asks a simple question: What are computers? How do we build them? How do we talk to them? How do we program them? What can't they do? Could they think? Written in an accessible, anecdotal form, Slaves of the Machine successfully demystifies the computer. Rawlins presents the birth of the computer, charts its evolution, and envisions its development in terms of the state of the art as of 1997 and into the future."--Jacket
An introduction to neural networks by James A Anderson( file )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A theory of content and other essays by Jerry A Fodor( file )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Growing artificial societies social science from the bottom up by Joshua M Epstein( file )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The computational brain by Patricia Smith Churchland( file )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"The Computational Brain addresses a broad audience: neuroscientists, computer scientists, cognitive scientists, and philosophers. It is written for both the expert and novice. A basic overview of neuroscience and computational theory is provided, followed by a study of some of the most recent and sophisticated modeling work in the context of relevant neurobiological research. Technical terms are clearly explained in the text, and definitions are provided in an extensive glossary. The appendix contains a précis of neurobiological techniques."--Jacket
The subtlety of sameness a theory and computer model of analogy-making by Robert M French( file )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Visual attention and cortical circuits ( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Understanding the representational mind by Josef Perner( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Evolution and learning the Baldwin effect reconsidered by Bruce H Weber( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The rational imagination how people create alternatives to reality by Ruth M. J Byrne( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The human imagination remains one of the last uncharted terrains of the mind. This accessible and original monograph explores a central aspect of the imagination, the creation of counterfactual alternatives to reality, and claims that imaginative thoughts are guided by the same principles that underlie rational thoughts. Research has shown that rational thought is more imaginative than cognitive scientists had supposed; in The Rational Imagination, Ruth Byrne argues that imaginative thought is more rational than scientists have imagined." "People often create alternatives to reality and imagine how events might have turned out "if only" something had been different. Byrne explores the "fault lines" of reality, the aspects of reality that are more readily changed in imaginative thoughts. She finds that our tendencies to imagine alternatives to actions, controllable events, socially unacceptable actions, causal and enabling relations, and events that come last in a temporal sequence provide clues to the cognitive processes upon which the counterfactual imagination depends. The explanation of these processes, Byrne argues, rests on the idea that imaginative thought and rational thought have much in common. Book jacket."--Jacket
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