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This new text provides psychologists with a look at the field of cognitive psychology while integrating neuroscience into the discussion. Experiments are included throughout to show how the concepts are applied in the field. These can be easily reproduced in the lab. Illustrations are also integrated in the chapters to reinforce the discussions. Psychologists will find this text fully bridges cognitive psychology and neuroscience in an accessible way.

Table of Contents

Introduction To Cognitive Psychology
Preview Of Chapter Theme
What Is Cognitive Psychology?
The Innate Mind And Acquired Mind: The Rationalist And Empiricist Traditions
Mind As Associations
Mind As Brain: Neurology, Phrenology And Neuropsychology
Mind As A Network: From Neurons To Assemblies Of Neurons
The Mind As Structure
Mind As Holistic: Gestalt Psychology
Mind As Functional: Evolution And The Adaptive Mind
The Adaptive Mind: Logical Positivism And Behaviorism
Mind As An Information Processor: The World Wars And The Development Of Intellectual Testing, Information Processing And Neuropsychology
Mind As Computational: Computers, Problem Solving And Artificial Intelligence
Neuropsychology And Cognitive Neuroscience
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
From Sensation To Perception
Preview Of Chapter Themes
From Sensory Transduction To Perceptions
Gestalt Psychology: Top-Down Constructive Perception
Pattern Perception
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Attention In A Noisy World
Preview Of Chapter Themes
A Case Of Left-Sided Neglect: Federico Fellini
The Filter Metaphor: The Cocktail Party Phenomenon
The Leaky Filter: Moray And Triesman
The Resource Metaphor
Automatic And Controlled Processing
Building Bridges Between Mind And Brain: Executive Function, The Supervisory Attentional System And The Brain
Space-Based Attention And Neglect
The Spotlight Metaphor: Space Based Attention
Spatial And Object-Oriented Neglect
Conclusions: Attention
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
The Modal Model Of Memory
Preview Of Chapter Themes
Life Moment By Moment
Background For The Modal Model Of Memory
Memory: The Modal Model
George Sperling's Discovery Of Sensory Memory
Short-Term, Or Primary, Memory
Summary Of The Modal Model Of Memory: Transition To Working Memory And Executive Function
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Working Memory And The Central Executive
Preview Of Chapter Themes
Patient P.V.: Loss Of Verbal Short-Term Memory With Preservation Of Visual Short-Term Memory
Working Memory Circa 1974
Working Memory Circa 2000
Future Directions Of Working Memory
Building Bridges: The Central Executive And The Frontal Lobes
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Making Memories
Preview Of Chapter Themes
Pi To 31,811 Digits
Factors Influencing Memory Encoding
Electroconvulsive Therapy And Memory
Building Bridges: Consolidation Of Encoding
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Retrieval And Memory Distortion
Preview Of Chapter Themes
Ebbinghaus' Memory Over Time
Why Do We Forget?
Memory Distortion
Conclusions: Retrieval And Memory Distortion
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Variations Of Long-Term Memory
Preview Of Chapter Themes
K.C.: The Loss Of Episodic Memory
Types Of Long-Term Memory
Declarative, Explicit Memory: Episodic Memory
Autobiographical Memory
Non-Declarative: Implicit Memory
"I Know Your Face But I Can't Remember....?": Knowing Versus Remembering
Do Episodic Memories Become Semantic Memories?
Building Bridges: Temporal Lobe Explicit Memory And Striatum Implicit Memory
Conclusions: One Memory Or Many?
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Categorization And Meaning
Preview Of Chapter Themes
The Story Of The Plague Of Insomnia
Categories And Semantic Networks: The Classical Rule-Based Approach
Problems For The Classical Model
Feature Comparison Models
Schemata, Frames And Scripts
Imagery Based Knowledge Representation
Connectionist Models Of Mind
Conclusions: Categories And Meaning
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Preview Of Chapter Themes
"Now I Am Awake!" -- The Life Of Clive Wearing
The Problem Of Consciousness
Characteristics Of Consciousness
The Theatre Of Consciousness
Perceptual Binding As A Model For Consciousness
Bridging Brain And Mind: The Global Neuronal Workplace
Awareness Of Self And Others: Mirror Neurons, Action And Understanding
Conclusion: The Zombie Within -- The Purpose Of Consciousness
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
The Description And Overview Of Language
Preview Of Chapter Themes
The Story Of My Life, Helen Keller
Language And Speech
The Speech Signal
Semantic, Top-Down, Influence On Speech Perception
Syntax: Surface And Deep Structure
Word, Sentences And The Extraction Of Meaning
From Sentences To Narrative And Discourse
Building Bridges: Inference And The Brain
Conclusions: Language Description And Overview
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Fundamental Issues In Language Theory
Preview Of Chapter Themes
Nativist Versus Empiricist Theories Of Language Acquisition
The Source Of Language Structure
The Development Of Language
The "Language Gene"
Influence Of The Environment
Recent Challenges To The Nativist Position
Thought Before Language?
Modularity Of Language
Conclusions: Language Issues
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Information Processing And Artificial Intelligence
Preview Of Chapter Themes
Artificial Intelligence
Game Theory
Expert Systems
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Problem Solving And Reasoning
Preview Of Chapter Themes
Early Research On Problem Solving: The Gestalt Tradition
Mental Models
Building Bridges: Imaging Decision Making
But Are We Really Illogical?
Test Yourself Study Questions
Key Terms And Concepts
Geography Of The Brain
Imaging The Brain
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