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Author LinkGreen, David W.,Professor.
Title LinkCognitive science : an introduction / David W. Green and others.
Imprint Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Description xvi, 416 p. :  ill. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [382]-399) and indexes.
Contents Contents: 1. Introduction / David Green --- 2. Explanation and Simulation / Richard Cooper --- 3. The Architecture of the Mind: Modularity and Modularization / Robyn Carston --- 4. Surfaces, Objects and Faces / Alan Johnston --- 5. Producing and Perceiving Speech / Peter Howell --- 6. How Many Routes in Reading? / John Morton --- 7. The Structure of Sentences / Hans van de Koot --- 8. Meaning and Conversation / David Green --- 9. Pragmatics and the Development of Communicative Ability / Daniela O’Neill --- 10. Learning and Memory / David Shanks --- 11. How We Solve Problems / David Green --- 12. The Control of Thought and Action / Paul Burgess and Ric Cooper.
Summary This new text introduces students to the concepts, methods and findings fundamental to the science of mind. It is the first genuine textbook introduction to cognitive science, and in presenting a comprehensive account of the discipline, it encourages critical thinking by presenting alternative views. The textbook grounds theoretical issues by reference to a concrete scenario throughout each chapter: a family conversing over breakfast. The opening chapters discuss the emergence and nature of cognitive science and core concept of the discipline, and introduce the topics of succeeding chapters in the context of the scenario. No single text can hope to cover the diversity and breadth of research and so succeeding chapters are exemplars of the discipline.
Subject LinkCognition.
LinkHuman information processing.
LinkPsycholinguistics.
LinkCognitive science.
Subject LinkCognition.
LinkCognitive science.
LinkHuman information processing.
LinkPsycholinguistics.

System Number 000679047
ISBN Link063119861X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9780631198611 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0631198598 (alk. paper)
Link9780631198598 (alk. paper)

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