Computation, Cognition, and Pylyshyn

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Don Dedrick, Lana Trick
MIT Press, 2009 - Philosophy - 344 pages
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Classical cognitive science has found itself in something of a pickle; a picklethat's so deep (if I may mix a metaphor) that most of its practitioners haven't so much as noticedthat they are in it. What's so good about Pylyshyn--in particular what's so good about Pylyshyn'srecent work--is that maybe, just possibly maybe, it shows us the way out of the pickle we'rein.--from the introduction by Jerry FodorZenon Pylyshyn is a towering figure in cognitive science;his book Computation and Cognition (MIT Press, 1984) is a foundational presentation of therelationship between cognition and computation. His recent work on vision and its preconceptualmechanism has been influential and controversial. In this book, leading cognitive scientists addressmajor topics in Pylyshyn's work and discuss his contributions to the cognitive sciences.Contributors discuss vision, considering such topics as multiple-object tracking, action, molecularand cellular cognition, and inhibition of return; and foundational issues, including connectionism,modularity, the evolution of the perception of number, computation, cognitive architecture,location, and visual sensory representations of objects.

Contributors: John Bickle, Darlene A. Brodeur, Andy Brook,Austen Clark, Michael R. W. Dawson, Jerry Fodor, Mel Goodale, Stevan Harnad, Heather Hollinsworth,Lisa N. Jefferies, Brian Keane, Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Charles Reiss, Brian J. Scholl, Lana M. Trick,Claudia Uller, Marla Wolf, Richard D. Wright

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Don Dedrick is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy cross-appointed to Psychology, Neuroscience, and Applied Cognitive Science) at the University of Guelph, Ontario. Lana Trick is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Guelph.

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