Mind Readings: Introductory Selections on Cognitive Science
MIT Press, Apr 9, 1998 - Psychology - 356 pages
Mind Readings is a collection of accessible readings on some of the most important topics in cognitive science. Although anyone interested in the interdisciplinary study of mind will find the selections well worth reading, they work particularly well with Paul Thagard's textbook Mind: An Introduction Cognitive Science, and provide further discussion on the major topics discussed in that book. The first eight chapters present approaches to cognitive science from the perspective that thinking consists of computational procedures on mental representations. The remaining five chapters discuss challenges to the computational-representational understanding of mind.
The Cognitive Science of Deduction
Production Systems and the ACTR Theory
Rules of Language
Concepts and Conceptual Structure
Structure Mapping in Analogy and Similarity
A Connectionist Approach
The Structure of Emotions
A Unified Theory of Consciousness?
On Seeing Robots
What Your Computer Really Needs to Know You Learned
A Critical Examination of
Notes on the Contributors