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Cognitive Science: A Developmental Approach to the Simulation of the Mind

Cognitive Science: A Developmental Approach to the Simulation of the Mind

1st Edition

Bruno G. Bara
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1995, this book is about the conduct of cognitive science rather than what cognitive science is. It has three main objectives. First, it describes the birth of cognitive science. Second, it outlines the method of enquiry which characterises and defines cognitive science....

Neo-Piagetian Theories of Cognitive Development: Implications and Applications for Education

Neo-Piagetian Theories of Cognitive Development: Implications and Applications for Education

1st Edition

Andreas Demetriou, Michael Shayer, Anastasia Efklides
June 13, 2018

Piagetian theory was once considered able to describe the structure and development of human thought. As a result, it generated an enthusiasm that it could direct education to develop new teaching methods, particularly in science and mathematics. However, disillusionment with Piagetian theory came...

Physiological Psychology

Physiological Psychology

1st Edition

John Blundell
June 13, 2018

Physiological psychology deals with the interaction between ‘under the skin’ physiological variables and the personal and social context in which organisms live. Originally published in 1975, much of this book has relevance for the understanding of human action: knowledge of physiological...

The Mind in Action: A Personal View of Cognitive Science

The Mind in Action: A Personal View of Cognitive Science

1st Edition

Alan Garnham
June 13, 2018

Cognitive science – which draws on ideas from psychology, philosophy, linguistics and artificial intelligence (AI) – attempts to explain our mental life within a scientific framework. Its goal is, thus, to remove the last major obstacle to a unified scientific account of the natural world. In this...

Neural Network Models of Conditioning and Action

Neural Network Models of Conditioning and Action

1st Edition

Michael L. Commons, Stephen Grossberg, John Staddon
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1991, this title was the result of a symposium held at Harvard University. It presents some of the exciting interdisciplinary developments of the time that clarify how animals and people learn to behave adaptively in a rapidly changing environment. The contributors focus on...

Physiological Psychology: An Introduction

Physiological Psychology: An Introduction

1st Edition

Simon Green
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1987 this title was designed as a textbook for first degree students of psychology and provides an introduction to the major topics within the subject of physiological psychology. The aim was to cover these major subject areas and at the same time to provide indications of...

Perception and Production of Fluent Speech

Perception and Production of Fluent Speech

1st Edition

Ronald A. Cole
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1980, this title looks at the mental processes involved in producing and understanding spoken language. Although there had been several edited volumes on speech in the previous ten years, this volume was unique in that it deals exclusively with perception and production of...

The Matching Law: A Research Review

The Matching Law: A Research Review

1st Edition

Michael Davison, Dianne McCarthy
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1988, the purpose of this title was to present a coherent summary of the previous 30 years’ of research on the way in which animals and humans distribute their behaviour between alternative sources of reinforcement. There were three reasons why the book was needed at the...

Techniques for Teaching Thinking

Techniques for Teaching Thinking

1st Edition

Arthur L. Costa, Lawrence F. Lowery
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1989 the purpose of this title was to provide information and ideas for: Staff Developers and Teacher Educators, as they consider program content to prepare teachers to teach thinking skills. Teachers, as they assess their own abilities to create classroom conditions for...

Memory: Phenomena, Experiment and Theory

Memory: Phenomena, Experiment and Theory

1st Edition

Alan J. Parkin
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1993, this title provided a lively but comprehensive account of experimental and theoretical approaches to the study of human memory at the time. Throughout, the book integrates experimental findings with neuropsychological data and describes a wide range of fascinating...

Homesickness, Cognition and Health

Homesickness, Cognition and Health

1st Edition

Shirley Fisher
June 13, 2018

Homesickness is a topic which has been neglected in research. It focuses on pre-occupation with home, family and friends and is further manifest in terms of distress such as depression, anxiety, obsessionality, absent-mindedness and physical symptoms. It has much in common with agitated depression...

Connectionist Approaches to Natural Language Processing

Connectionist Approaches to Natural Language Processing

1st Edition

R G Reilly, Noel Sharkey
June 13, 2018

Originally published in 1992, when connectionist natural language processing (CNLP) was a new and burgeoning research area, this book represented a timely assessment of the state of the art in the field. It includes contributions from some of the best known researchers in CNLP and covers a wide...

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