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Hot thought : mechanisms and applications of emotional cognition

Author: Paul Thagard; Fred Kroon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A description of mental mechanisms that explain how emotions influence thought, from everyday decision making to scientific discovery and religious belief, and an analysis of when emotion can  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Thagard; Fred Kroon
ISBN: 9780262701242 0262701243 9780262201643 026220164X
OCLC Number: 717967324
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2007. 2007
Description: 320 S. : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
[pt]. 1. Mechanisms --
1. Mental mechanisms --
2. How to make decisions --
3. Emotional analogies and analogical inference / (with Cameron Shelley) --
4. Emotional gestalts : appraisal, change, and the dynamics of affect / (with Josef Nerb) --
5. Emotional consensus in group decision making / (with Fred Kroon) --
6. Spiking Phineas Gage : a neurocomputational theory of cognitive-affective integration in decision making / (with Brandon Wagar) --
7. How molecules matter to mental computation --
[pt.] 2. Applications --
8. Why wasn't O.J. convicted? Emotional coherence in legal inference --
9. What is doubt and when is it reasonable? --
10. The passionate scientist : emotion in scientific cognition --
11. Curing cancer? Patrick Lee's path to the reovirus treatment --
12. How to be a successful scientist --
13. Self-deception and emotional coherence / (with Baljinder Sahdra) --
14. The emotional coherence of religion --
15. Critique of emotional reason --
16. New directions --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Paul Thagard ; in collaboration with Fred Kroon [and others].

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