Mathematical Models of Perception and Cognition Volume II

Author: Joseph W. Houpt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317297490
Format: PDF
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In this two volume festschrift, contributors explore the theoretical developments (Volume I) and applications (Volume II) in traditional cognitive psychology domains, and model other areas of human performance that benefit from rigorous mathematical approaches. It brings together former classmates, students and colleagues of Dr. James T. Townsend, a pioneering researcher in the field since the early 1960s, to provide a current overview of mathematical modeling in psychology. Townsend’s research critically emphasized a need for rigor in the practice of cognitive modeling, and for providing mathematical definition and structure to ill-defined psychological topics. The research captured demonstrates how the interplay of theory and application, bridged by rigorous mathematics, can move cognitive modeling forward.

Mathematical Models of Perception and Cognition Volume I

Author: Taylor & Francis Group
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781138600263
Format: PDF
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In this two volume festschrift, contributors explore the theoretical developments (Volume I) and applications (Volume II) in traditional cognitive psychology domains, and model other areas of human performance that benefit from rigorous mathematical approaches. It brings together former classmates, students and colleagues of Dr. James T. Townsend, a pioneering researcher in the field since the early 1960s, to provide a current overview of mathematical modeling in psychology. Townsend's research critically emphasized a need for rigor in the practice of cognitive modeling, and for providing mathematical definition and structure to ill-defined psychological topics. The research captured demonstrates how the interplay of theory and application, bridged by rigorous mathematics, can move cognitive modeling forward.

Mathematical Models of Perception and Cognition Volume I

Author: Joseph W. Houpt
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317297520
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this two volume festschrift, contributors explore the theoretical developments (Volume I) and applications (Volume II) in traditional cognitive psychology domains, and model other areas of human performance that benefit from rigorous mathematical approaches. It brings together former classmates, students and colleagues of Dr. James T. Townsend, a pioneering researcher in the field since the early 1960s, to provide a current overview of mathematical modeling in psychology. Townsend’s research critically emphasized a need for rigor in the practice of cognitive modeling, and for providing mathematical definition and structure to ill-defined psychological topics. The research captured demonstrates how the interplay of theory and application, bridged by rigorous mathematics, can move cognitive modeling forward.

The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

Author: James J. Gibson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317579380
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book, first published in 1979, is about how we see: the environment around us (its surfaces, their layout, and their colors and textures); where we are in the environment; whether or not we are moving and, if we are, where we are going; what things are good for; how to do things (to thread a needle or drive an automobile); or why things look as they do. The basic assumption is that vision depends on the eye which is connected to the brain. The author suggests that natural vision depends on the eyes in the head on a body supported by the ground, the brain being only the central organ of a complete visual system. When no constraints are put on the visual system, people look around, walk up to something interesting and move around it so as to see it from all sides, and go from one vista to another. That is natural vision -- and what this book is about.

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities

Author: Diane F. Halpern
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136722831
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book critically examines research on the controversial topic of sex differences in cognitive abilities, with the aim of understanding where sex differences are found and where they are not. It can be used as a textbook, and also informs parents, teachers, and policymakers about the ways in the sexes are different and similar.

Silent Takeover

Author: Jacquelyn Sheppard
Publisher: Destiny Image Incorporated
ISBN: 9780768409246
Format: PDF, Docs
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Experience the Complete Freedom God Originally Planned for You--Body, Mind, and Spirit Do you feel like depression, anxiety, or addiction have hijacked your life? Mental and emotional disorders impact every part of society--and disrupt life for even the most spiritually devout, intelligent and respected people. Unfortunately, many who suffer from these devastating disorders seek healing through costly, and sometimes harmful, counseling and medications--measures which may bring temporary relief but do not fully correct the underlying problem. Jacquelyn Sheppard exposes the vital connection between your body, mind, and spirit--and gives you practical tools to: understand the connection between your mind and body and discover root causes for such illnesses as depression, addiction, bipolar disorder, OCD, and others. identify the life cycles of each disorder --prenatal, childhood, adolescence and adulthood-- so you can overcome each cycle using the right tools. gain practical "know-how" to effectively combat these disorders through life-giving steps of health transformation. Reclaim your emotional and mental wellbeing! Silent Takeover delivers ancient wisdom, accessible science, simple nutrition, and life experience while providing a clear blueprint to help you pioneer a new life pathway. Don't let your past determine your future--change is possible!

Multidimensional Models of Perception and Cognition

Author: F. Gregory Ashby
Publisher: Auburn House/Greenwood
ISBN: 9780805805772
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The mental representations of perceptual and cognitive stimuli vary on many dimensions. In addition, because of quantal fluctuations in the stimulus, spontaneous neural activity, and fluctuations in arousal and attentiveness, mental events are characterized by an inherent variability. During the last several years, a number of models and theories have been developed that explicitly assume the appropriate mental representation is both multidimensional and probabilistic. This new approach has the potential to revolutionize the study of perception and cognition in the same way that signal detection theory revolutionized the study of psychophysics. This unique volume is the first to critically survey this important new area of research.

The Scientific Study of Human Nature

Author: Helmuth Nyborg
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780080427874
Format: PDF
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Serves as a Festschrift for Hans J Eysenck on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Each chapter in this volume describes Hans Eysenck's contribution to a particular topic then what research has developed from it, what kinds of amendments, modifications or additions to his work are appropriate and, finally thoughts about the future of the field.

Human Body Perception from the Inside Out

Author: Günther Knoblich
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195178371
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the general notion of cognition has recently broadened to include its embodied nature, researchers' accounts of perception have increasingly come to include the body's special status as a window on the world and to accommodate the specific perceptual requirements for identifying, interpreting, and interacting with other bodies. This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the rapid progress that has been made in understanding the human body and its relationship to perception. It will help to unify the relevant research from several independent areas of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience and facilitate the development of an integrated framework for the study of human-body perception.