9780262731447

The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262731447

  • ISBN10:

    0262731444

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Bradford Books

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Winner in the category of Psychology in the 1999 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. and Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2000. Since the 1970s the cognitive sciences have offered multidisciplinary ways of understanding the mind and cognition. The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences(MITECS) is a landmark, comprehensive reference work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of this changing field. At the core of the encyclopedia are 471 concise entries, from Acquisition and Adaptationism to Wundt and X-bar Theory. Each article, written by a leading researcher in the field, provides an accessible introduction to an important concept in the cognitive sciences, as well as references or further readings. Six extended essays, which collectively serve as a roadmap to the articles, provide overviews of each of six major areas of cognitive science: Philosophy; Psychology; Neurosciences; Computational Intelligence; Linguistics and Language; and Culture, Cognition, and Evolution. For both students and researchers, MITECS will be an indispensable guide to the current state of the cognitive sciences.

Author Biography

Robert A. Wilson is Professor of Philosophy at La Trobe University, the author of Genes and the Agents of Life, and coeditor of The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences and of Explanation and Cognition (MIT Press). He directed the project that built EugenicsArchive.ca and is a director and the executive producer of the documentary Surviving Eugenics.

Frank C. Keil is Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

Table of Contents

List of Entries
ix
Preface xiii
Philosophy
xv
Robert A. Wilson
Psychology
xxxix
Keith J. Holyoak
Neurosciences
li
Thomas D. Albright
Helen J. Neville
Computational Intelligence
lxxiii
Michael I. Jordan
Stuart Russell
Linguistics and Language
xci
Gennaro Chierchia
Culture, Cognition, and Evolution
cxi
Dan Sperber
Lawrence Hirschfeld
The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences
1(900)
List of Contributors 901(12)
Name Index 913(32)
Subject Index 945

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