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Cognitive search : evolution, algorithms, and the brain

Author: Peter M Todd; Thomas Trenholm Hills; Trevor W Robbins
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2012
Series: Strüngmann Forum reports
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over a century ago, William James proposed that people search through memory much as they rummage through a house looking for lost keys. We scour our environments for territory, food, mates, and information. We search for items in visual scenes, for historical facts, and for the best deals on Internet sites; we search for new friends to add to our social networks, and for solutions to novel problems. What we find is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter M Todd; Thomas Trenholm Hills; Trevor W Robbins
ISBN: 9780262018098 0262018098
OCLC Number: 795460111
Description: xi, 403 s. : illustrations
Series Title: Strüngmann Forum reports
Responsibility: edited by Peter M. Todd, Thomas T. Hills, and Trevor W. Robbins

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An exploration of the evolution, function, and mechanisms of search for resources in the mind and in the world.  Read more...

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