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Cognition distributed : how cognitive technology extends our minds

Author: Itiel E Dror; Stevan R Harnad
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2008.
Series: Benjamins current topics, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our species has been a maker and user of tools for over two million years, but "cognitive technology" began with language. Cognition is thinking, and thinking has been "distributed" for at least the two hundred millennia that we have been using speech to interact and collaborate, allowing us to do collectively far more than any of us could have done individually. The invention of writing six millennia ago and print  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cognition distributed.
Amsterdam : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2008
(DLC) 2008044247
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Itiel E Dror; Stevan R Harnad
ISBN: 9789027222466 9027222460 9789027289643 9027289646 1282104675 9781282104679 9786612104671 6612104678
OCLC Number: 432993351
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cognition Distributed; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; About the Authors; Offloading cognition onto cognitive technology; A framework for thinking about distributed cognition; Distributed cognition; Distributed cognition; Radical changes in cognitive process due to technology; The grounding and sharing of symbols; Collaborative tagging as distributed cognition; Thinking in groups; Distributed learning and mutual adaptation; Distributed cognition, representation, and affordance; Categorization and technology innovation.
Series Title: Benjamins current topics, v. 16.
Responsibility: edited by Itiel E. Dror, Stevan Harnad.

Abstract:

Our species has been a maker and user of tools for over two million years, but "cognitive technology" began with language. Cognition is thinking, and thinking has been "distributed" for at least the two hundred millennia that we have been using speech to interact and collaborate, allowing us to do collectively far more than any of us could have done individually. The invention of writing six millennia ago and print six centuries ago has distributed cognition still more widely and quickly, among people as well as their texts. But in recent decades something radically new has been happening: Adv.

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