The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences

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Robert Andrew Wilson, Frank C. Keil
MIT Press, 2001 - Psychology - 964 pages
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Since the 1970s the cognitive sciences have offered multidisciplinary ways of understanding the mind and cognition. The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS) is a landmark, comprehensive reference work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of this changing field.At the core of the encyclopedia are 471 concise entries, from Acquisition and Adaptationism to Wundt and X-bar Theory. Each article, written by a leading researcher in the field, provides an accessible introduction to an important concept in the cognitive sciences, as well as references or further readings. Six extended essays, which collectively serve as a roadmap to the articles, provide overviews of each of six major areas of cognitive science: Philosophy; Psychology; Neurosciences; Computational Intelligence; Linguistics and Language; and Culture, Cognition, and Evolution. For both students and researchers, MITECS will be an indispensable guide to the current state of the cognitive sciences.

  

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Contents

List of Entries
xiii
The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences
1
Aging Memory and the Brain
7
Ambiguity
14
Anaphora
20
Animal Navigation Neural Networks
26
Articulation
33
Attention
39
Folk Biology
317
FrameBased Systems
324
Functional Role Semantics
331
Language Impairment Developmental
446
Language Production
453
Learning
460
Lexicon
467
Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis
475

Attribution Theory
46
Auditory Physiology
52
Autism
58
Autonomy of Psychology
64
Bayesian Learning
70
Behaviorism
77
Binding Problem
85
Boas Franz
91
Broca Paul
97
Categorization
104
Darwin Charles
218
Deductive Reasoning
225
Discourse
231
DomainSpecificity
238
Dynamic Approaches to Cognition
244
Ebbinghaus Hermann
251
Ecological Validity
257
Eliminative Materialism
265
Emotion and the Human Brain
271
Episodic vs Semantic Memory
278
Ethics and Evolution
284
Evolution
290
Expertise
298
Explanatory Gap
304
Feature Detectors
311
Literacy
481
Logical Form Origins of
488
Luria Alexander Romanovich
494
Machine Vision
501
Malinowski Bronislaw
507
Meaning
513
Memory Human Neuropsychology
520
Mental Representation
527
Metacognition
533
Metareasoning
539
MidLevel Vision
545
Mobile Robots
551
Modularity and Language
557
and Diachrony
624
List of Entries
678
Psychophysics
691
Reading
705
Relevance and Relevance Theory
719
Self
733
Sense and Reference
746
Signal Detection Theory
760
Smell
775
List of Contributors
901
Subject Index
945
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About the author (2001)

Rob Wilson received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University in 1992, and has taught atQueen's University, Canada (1992-1996), and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign(1996-2001), where he was a member of the Cognitive Science Group at the university's BeckmanInstitute for Advanced Science and Technology. Since July 2000 he has been professor of philosophyat the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada. His areas of professional interest are thephilosophy of the mind, the foundations of cognitive science, and the philosophy of biology. Herecently edited Species: New Interdisciplinary Essays (MIT Press, 1999), and withFrank Keil, is the general editor of The MIT Press Encyclopedia of the CognitiveSciences (MIT Press, 1999). See also his webpage:http://www.ualberta.ca/~philosop/faculty/wilson/.

Frank C. Keil is Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

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