Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0470018860
  • ISBN-13: 9780470018866
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 4456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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An exciting reference work that captures current thinking about the workings of the mind and brain, focusing on problems that are as old as recorded history, but reflecting new approaches and techniques that have emerged since the 1980s.

The Encyclopedia contains 696 articles covering in depth the entire spectrum of the cognitive sciences. Reviewing the common themes of information and information processing, representation and computation, it also covers in depth the core areas of psychology, philosophy, linguistics, computer science, and neuroscience. Ancillary topics such as education, economics, evolutionary biology and anthropology are also covered.

The articles have been written to provide multiple levels of information so that readers from various levels can benefit from this set -- from undergraduate and postgraduate students to university lecturers. The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. includes:

  • 696 articles
  • Contributions from the world’s leading experts
  • 1,500 illustrations
  • Detailed indexes and appendices
  • Extensive cross-referencing

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
What is Cognitive Science?.
1: Academic Achievement.
Action, Philosophical Issues about.
2: Adaptive Resonance Theory.
3: Addiction.
Addiction, Neural Basis of.
4: Affective Disorders: Depression and Mania.
5: Aggression and Defense, Neurohormonal Mechanisms of.
6: Aging and Cognition.
7: Aging, Neural Changes in.
Alzheimer Disease.
Analogical Reasoning, Psychology of.
Analogy-making, Computational Models of.
Anaphora, Processing of.
Animal Cognition.
Animal Language.
Animal Learning.
Animal Navigation and Cognitive Maps.
Anomalous Monism.
Antisocial Personality and Psychopathy.
Anxiety Disorders.
Articulation: Dynamic Models of Motor Planning.
Artificial Intelligence, Gödelian Arguments against.
Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of.
Artificial Life.
Asset Market Experiments.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Attention, Models of.
Attention, Neural Basis of.
Attractor Networks.
Audition, Neural Basis of.
Auditory Event-related Potentials.
Auditory Perception, Psychology of.
Autism, Psychology of.
Autobiographical Memory.
Autonomic Nervous System.
8: Bartlett, Frederic Charles.
Basal Forebrain.
Basal Ganglia.
Bayesian and Computational Learning Theory.
Bayesian Belief Networks.
Bayesian Learning in Games.
Behavior, Genetic Influences on.
Behavioral Neuropharmacological Methods.
Behaviorism, Philosophical.
Bidding Strategies in Single-unit Auctions.
Binding Problem.
Binding Theory.
Blindsight, Neural Basis of.
9: Bloomfield, Leonard.
Brain Asymmetry.
Brain Damage, Treatment and Recovery from.
Brain Self-stimulation.
10: Brazier, Mary A. B..
Broca, Paul.
Catastrophic Forgetting in Connectionist Networks.
Categorial Grammar and Formal Semantics.
Categorical Perception.
Categorization, Development of.
Causal Perception, Development of.
11: Causal Reasoning, Psychology of.
Cerebral Commissures.
Change Blindness.
Change Blindness, Psychology of.
Chinese Room Argument, The.
Choice Selection.
12: Choice under Uncertainty.
13: Circadian Rhythms.
Classifier Systems.
Cognitive Assessment.
Cognitive Development, Computational Models of.
Cognitive Linguistics.
Cognitive Processing Through the Interaction of Many Agents.
14: Cognitive Science: Experimental methods.
15: Cognitive Science: Philosophical Issues.
Color Perception, Psychology of.
Color Vision, Neural Basis of.
Color Vision, Philosophical Issues about.
16: Comparative Psychology.
17: Computability and Computational Complexity.
18: Computation, Formal Models of.
Computation, Philosophical Issues about.
Computational Models of Cognition: Constraining.
19: Computational Models: Why Build Them?.
Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Cognition.
20: Computer Modeling of Cognition: Levels of Analysis.
21: Computer Vision.
22: Concept Learning.
Concept Learning and Categorization: Models.
Concepts, Philosophical Issues about.
Conceptual Change.
23: Conceptual Representations in Psychology.
24: Conditioning.
Connectionism and Systematicity.
25: Connectionist Architectures: Optimization.
Connectionist Implementationalism and Hybrid Systems.
26: Consciousness.
Consciousness and Attention.
Consciousness and Higher-order Thought.
Consciousness and Representationalism.
Consciousness, Animal.
Consciousness, Cognitive Theories of.
27: Consciousness, Disorders of.
Consciousness, Function of.
28: Consciousness, Machine.
29: Consciousness, Philosophical Issues about.
Consciousness, Sleep, and Dreaming.
Consciousness, Stream of.
Consciousness, Unity of.
Constraint Satisfaction.
Constraint-based Processing.
30: Constraints on Movement.
31: Construction Grammar.
32: Conversation, Structure of.
Convolution-based Memory Models.
33: Cooperation and Conflict, Large-scale Human.
Cooperative and Collaborative Learning.
Cortical Columns.
Cortical Map Formation.
Counterfactual Thinking.
34: Cultural Differences in Abstract Thinking.
Cultural Differences in Causal Attribution.
35: Cultural Processes: The Latest Major Transition in Evolution.
36: Cultural Psychology.
37: Cultural Transmission and Diffusion.
Culture and Cognitive Development.
38: Decision-making.
Decision-making, Intertemporal.
39: Decoding Neural Population Activity.
40: Decoding Single Neuron Activity.
41: Deductive Reasoning.
42: Delusions.
43: Depression.
44: Depth Perception.
45: Descartes, René.
46: Descending Motor Tracts.
47: Development.
Developmental Disorders of Language.
Diffusion Models and Neural Activity.
Direct Reference.
Discourse Processing.
Disfluencies in Spoken Language.
48: Disorders of Body Image.
Dissociation Methodology.
49: Distinctive Feature Theory.
Distributed Representations.
50: Down Syndrome.
Dynamic Decision Makers, Classification of Types of.
Dynamical Systems Hypothesis in Cognitive Science.
Dynamical Systems, Philosophical Issues about.
Dynamical Systems: Mathematics.
51: Dyslexia.
52: Early Experience and Cognitive Organization.
53: Ebbinghaus, Hermann.
54: Economics Experiments, Learning in.
55: Economics, Experimental Methods in.
56: Education, Learning in.
57: Electroencephalography (EEG).
58: Emotion.
59: Emotion, Neural Basis of.
Emotion, Philosophical Issues about.
Encoding and Retrieval, Neural Basis of.
60: Environmental Psychology.
Color Insert.