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Treatment as a tool for investigating cognition

Treatment as a tool for investigating cognition

1st Edition

Lyndsey Nickels, Saskia Kohnen, Brenda Rapp
July 02, 2019

Cognitive neuropsychological research studies of people with cognitive deficits have typically been directed either at investigating methods of intervention, or at furthering our understanding of normal and impaired cognition. This book reports on research that combines these goals, using studies...

Tutorials in Visual Cognition

Tutorials in Visual Cognition

1st Edition

Veronika Coltheart
October 10, 2016

In the late-1980s, visual cognition was a small subfield of cognitive psychology, and the standard texts mainly discussed just iconic memory in their sections on visual cognition. In the subsequent two decades, and especially very recently, many remarkable new aspects of the processing of...

From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology

From Mating to Mentality: Evaluating Evolutionary Psychology

1st Edition

Kim Sterelny, Julie Fitness
August 07, 2015

Covering a range of topics, from the evolution of language, theory of mind, and the mentality of apes, through to psychological disorders, human mating strategies and relationship processes, this volume makes a timely and significant contribution to what is fast becoming one of the most prominent...

Delusion and Self-Deception: Affective and Motivational Influences on Belief Formation

Delusion and Self-Deception: Affective and Motivational Influences on Belief Formation

1st Edition

Tim Bayne, Jordi Fernández
June 23, 2015

This collection of essays focuses on the interface between delusions and self-deception. As pathologies of belief, delusions and self-deception raise many of the same challenges for those seeking to understand them. Are delusions and self-deception entirely distinct phenomena, or might some forms...

Speech Production: Models, Phonetic Processes, and Techniques

Speech Production: Models, Phonetic Processes, and Techniques

1st Edition

Jonathan Harrington, Marija Tabain
June 09, 2014

Speech Production: Models, Phonetic Processes and Techniques brings together researchers from many different disciplines - computer science, dentistry, engineering, linguistics, phonetics, physiology, psychology - all with a special interest in how speech is produced. From the initial neural...

Masked Priming: The State of the Art

Masked Priming: The State of the Art

1st Edition

Sachiko Kinoshita, Stephen J. Lupker
July 08, 2013

Masked priming has a short and somewhat controversial history. When used as a tool to study whether semantic processing can occur in the absence of conscious awareness, considerable debate followed, mainly about whether masked priming truly tapped unconscious processes. For research into other...

Individual Differences in Theory of Mind: Implications for Typical and Atypical Development

Individual Differences in Theory of Mind: Implications for Typical and Atypical Development

1st Edition

Betty Repacholi, Virginia Slaughter
May 03, 2013

Over the last fifteen years, developmentalists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, educators and clinicians have considered the acquisition of a theory of mind - the capacity to predict and explain behavior on the basis of internal, subjective mental states - to be one of the crucial cognitive...

Routes To Reading Success and Failure: Toward an Integrated Cognitive Psychology of Atypical Reading

Routes To Reading Success and Failure: Toward an Integrated Cognitive Psychology of Atypical Reading

1st Edition

Nancy E. Jackson, Max Coltheart
November 28, 2012

Fundamental to this book is an attempt to understand the nature of individual differences in word and nonword reading by connecting three literatures that have developed largely in isolation from one another: the literatures on acquired dyslexia, difficulties in learning to read, and precocious...

Emotions, Imagination, and Moral Reasoning

Emotions, Imagination, and Moral Reasoning

1st Edition

Robyn Langdon, Catriona Mackenzie
November 23, 2011

This volume brings together philosophical perspectives on emotions, imagination and moral reasoning with contributions from neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology, personality theory, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology. The book explores what we can learn...

Delusion and Confabulation: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

Delusion and Confabulation: A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

1st Edition

Robyn Langdon, Martha Turner
April 21, 2010

People with psychiatric and neurological illness sometimes say and think the most amazing things. They might believe they are dead; claim to see, despite being blind; or "remember" things that never happened. Historical demarcations between academic disciplines dictate that these are distinct...

Progressive Language Impairments: Intervention and Management: A Special Issue of Aphasiology

Progressive Language Impairments: Intervention and Management: A Special Issue of Aphasiology

1st Edition

Lyndsey Nickels, Karen Croot
March 05, 2009

Progressive language impairments comprise a broad range of symptoms of impaired language processing that worsen over time as a result of neurodegenerative disease, and that range from impaired knowledge of the concepts underlying language through reading and writing difficulties to impaired ability...

The Essential Guide for Competent Teaching Assistants: Meeting the National Occupational Standards at Level 2

The Essential Guide for Competent Teaching Assistants: Meeting the National Occupational Standards at Level 2

2nd Edition

Anne Watkinson
July 28, 2008

This indispensable textbook provides the underpinning knowledge to support all teaching assistants working towards Level 2 of the National Occupational Standards. This new edition is fully revised and extended to incorporate and respond to all new materials required to meet the 2007 standards....

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