Cognitive Science

Author: Jay Friedenberg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412925686
Format: PDF
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Throughout history, different fields of inquiry have attempted to understand the great mystery of mind and answer questions like: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness? Only recently have these efforts in traditional and cutting edge disciplines become more united in their focus. Cognitive Science is the comprehensive result of the authors' drawing together of this work. Key features: -Includes numerous ancillaries to promote the book's effective use, a companion student website at www.sagepub.com/CSstudy featuring online student-friendly exercises, E-flash cards, and interactive quizzes; and an Instructors CD-ROM with a test bank, chapter outlines, PowerPoint slides, a sample syllabus, and ideas for student projects - After introducing a major perspective, an `Evaluating' section discusses the strengths and weaknesses of that perspective `Thought Balloons' in margins further encourage students to think critically about key concepts; - `In-Depth' boxes elaborate on specific models, illustrating them in concrete terms, and `Minds On' exercises help students to familiarize themselves with key concepts in a hands-on fashion; - Student study is assisted via key terms (which are boldfaced and defined in context when first introduced), suggestions for further reading, and end-of-chapter `Food for Thought' discussion questions; - Covers all the traditional concerns of cognitive science together with analysis of newer areas such as robotics and the evolutionary approach. Cognitive Science is the perfect introductory textbook for cross-disciplinary courses on the mind in psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and computer science.

Cognitive Science

Author: Daniel Kolak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134598815
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Cognitive Science is a major new guide to the central theories and problems in the study of the mind and brain. The authors clearly explain how and why cognitive science aims to understand the brain as a computational system that manipulates representations. They identify the roots of cognitive science in Descartes - who argued that all knowledge of the external world is filtered through some sort of representation - and examine the present-day role of Artificial Intelligence, computing, psychology, linguistics and neuroscience. Throughout, the key building blocks of cognitive science are clearly illustrated: perception, memory, attention, emotion, language, control of movement, learning, understanding and other important mental phenomena. Cognitive Science: presents a clear, collaborative introduction to the subject is the first textbook to bring together all the different strands of this new science in a unified approach includes illustrations and exercises to aid the student

Cognitive Science

Author: José Luis Bermúdez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139789031
Format: PDF, ePub
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This exciting textbook introduces students to the dynamic vibrant area of cognitive science - the scientific study of the mind and cognition. Cognitive science draws upon many academic disciplines, including psychology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics and neuroscience. This is the first textbook to present a unified view of cognitive science as a discipline in its own right, with a distinctive approach to studying the mind. Students are introduced to the cognitive scientist's 'toolkit' - the vast range of techniques and tools that cognitive scientists can use to study the mind. The book presents the main theoretical models that cognitive scientists are currently using, and shows how those models are being applied to unlock the mysteries of the human mind. Cognitive Science is replete with examples, illustrations, and applications, and draws on cutting-edge research and new developments to explore both the achievements that cognitive scientists have made, and the challenges that lie ahead.

Die Natur der Sprache

Author: Dieter Hillert
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658201134
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dieter Hillert untersucht, wie Bausteine der sprachlichen Evolution diskutiert werden können und wie sich diese in Bezug auf den modernen Menschen entwickelt haben. Insbesondere die hier vorgestellten neuronalen Kartierungsmethoden ermöglichen, wichtige Ergebnisse über die neuronalen Schaltkreise zu gewinnen, die an der Sprachverarbeitung beteiligt sind. Der Autor verdeutlich zudem kortikale Kartierungen sowohl bei typischem und als auch bei atypischem Sprachverhalten. Entsprechend wird aus diesen angesprochenen Perspektiven besprochen, wie sich unser Sprachvermögen evolutionär entwickelten hat, um beispielsweise Ideen, Gefühle, Ziele und Humor lautsprachlich vermitteln zu können. Das vorgestellte evolutionäre Sprachmodell beruht auf den kognitiven Fähigkeiten unserer biologischen Vorahnen.

Lernen und Ged chtnis

Author: Mark A. Gluck
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827421029
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dieses exzellente Lehrbuch zum Thema Lernen und Gedächtnis für das Grundstudium vermittelt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Forschung zu Lernen und Gedächtnis und die praktische Bedeutung in Psychologie, Pädagogik, Medizin und auch Verhaltensbiologie. Ein Buch, das die wichtigsten Aspekte von Lernen und Gedächtnis beleuchtet, die Psychologen, Pädagogen, Neurowissenschaftler und Mediziner in Forschung und Praxis verstehen und im Grundstudium lernen müssen.

Cognitive Science An Introduction to the Study of Mind

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478416092
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Cognitive Science, An Introduction to the Study of Mind. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Mind

Author: Paul Thagard
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262701099
Format: PDF, ePub
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An elementary description of the main theories and problems of cognitive science, accessible to readers with different interests and backgrounds.

Cognitive Science Introduction to the Study of Mind

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490247181
Format: PDF, ePub
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Cognitive Science , Introduction to the Study of Mind. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Mind Readings

Author: Paul Thagard
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262700672
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mind Readings is a collection of accessible readings on some of the most important topics in cognitive science. Although anyone interested in the interdisciplinary study of mind will find the selections well worth reading, they work particularly well with Paul Thagard's textbook Mind: An Introduction Cognitive Science, and provide further discussion on the major topics discussed in that book. The first eight chapters present approaches to cognitive science from the perspective that thinking consists of computational procedures on mental representations. The remaining five chapters discuss challenges to the computational-representational understanding of mind. Contributors John R. Anderson, Ruth M.J. Byrne, E.H. Durfee, Chris Eliasmith, Owen Flanagan, Dedre Gentner, Janice Glasgow, Philip N. Johnson-Laird, Alan Mackworth, Arthur B. Markman, Douglas L. Medin, Keith Oatley, Dimitri Papadias, Steven Pinker, David E. Rumelhart, Herbert A. Simon.