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Expertise and Skill Acquisition: The Impact of William G. Chase

Expertise and Skill Acquisition: The Impact of William G. Chase

1st Edition

James J. Staszewski
May 20, 2013

The research on human expertise and complex skill acquisition that Wlliam G. Chase performed in the decade between publication of the classic chess studies he conducted with Herb Simon in 1973 and his untimely and tragic death has proven profoundly influential and enduring. Its impact spans...

Development and Brain Systems in Autism

Development and Brain Systems in Autism

1st Edition

Marcel Adam Just, Kevin A. Pelphrey
March 18, 2013

This volume covers several perspectives on autism which bring together the most recent scientific views of the nature of this disorder. A number of themes organize major developments and emerging areas in autism: Cognitive and neural systems development: how autism arises in the behavior and...

Embodiment, Ego-Space, and Action

Embodiment, Ego-Space, and Action

1st Edition

Roberta L. Klatzky, Brian MacWhinney, Marlene Behrmann
June 20, 2008

The majority of research on human perception and action examines sensors and effectors in relative isolation. What is less often considered in these research domains is that humans interact with a perceived world in which they themselves are part of the perceptual representation, as are the...

Thinking With Data

Thinking With Data

1st Edition

Marsha C. Lovett, Priti Shah
May 22, 2007

The chapters in Thinking With Data are based on presentations given at the 33rd Carnegie Symposium on Cognition. The Symposium was motivated by the confluence of three emerging trends: (1) the increasing need for people to think effectively with data at work, at school, and in everyday life, (2)...

Building Object Categories in Developmental Time

Building Object Categories in Developmental Time

1st Edition

Lisa Gershkoff-Stowe, David H. Rakison
March 02, 2005

The study of object category development is a central concern in the field of cognitive science. Researchers investigating visual and auditory perception, cognition, language acquisition, semantics, neuroscience, and modeling have begun to tackle a number of different but centrally related...

Perceptual Organization in Vision: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives

Perceptual Organization in Vision: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives

1st Edition

Ruth Kimchi, Marlene Behrmann, Carl R. Olson
July 01, 2003

Understanding visual perceptual organization remains a challenge for vision science. Perceptual Organization in Vision: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives explores ideas emanating from behavioral, developmental, neuropsychological, neurophysiological, and computational approaches to the problem of...

Cognition and Instruction: Twenty-five Years of Progress

Cognition and Instruction: Twenty-five Years of Progress

1st Edition

Sharon M. Carver, David Klahr
April 01, 2001

This volume is based on papers presented at the 30th Carnegie Mellon Symposium on Cognition. This particular symposium was conceived in reference to the 1974 symposium entitled Cognition and Instruction. In the 25 years since that symposium, reciprocal relationships have been forged between...

Mechanisms of Cognitive Development: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives

Mechanisms of Cognitive Development: Behavioral and Neural Perspectives

1st Edition

James L. McClelland, Robert Siegler
March 01, 2001

This volume considers how children's thinking evolves during development, with a focus on the role of experience in causing change. It brings together cutting-edge research by leaders in the psychology and neurobiology of child development to examine the processes by which children learn and those...

The Emergence of Language

The Emergence of Language

1st Edition

Brian MacWhinney
February 01, 1999

For nearly four centuries, our understanding of human development has been controlled by the debate between nativism and empiricism. Nowhere has the contrast between these apparent alternatives been sharper than in the study of language acquisition. However, as more is learned about the details of...

Scientific Approaches to Consciousness

Scientific Approaches to Consciousness

1st Edition

Jonathan D. Cohen, Jonathan W. Schooler
November 01, 1996

There are many ways to approach the understanding of consciousness. Questions about these ways have occupied philosophers and metaphysicians for centuries. During the early growth of cognitive science the problem of consciousness remained taboo, but an increasing number of studies have either...

Implicit Memory and Metacognition

Implicit Memory and Metacognition

1st Edition

Lynne M. Reder
November 01, 1996

Metacognition is a term that spans many sub-areas in psychology and means different things to different people. A dominant view has been that metacognition involves the monitoring of performance in order to control cognition; however, it seems reasonable that much of this control runs implicitly (...

Mind Matters: A Tribute To Allen Newell

Mind Matters: A Tribute To Allen Newell

1st Edition

David M. Steier, Tom M. Mitchell
June 01, 1996

Based on a symposium honoring the extensive work of Allen Newell -- one of the founders of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, and the systematic study of computational architectures -- this volume demonstrates how unifying themes may be found in the diversity...

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