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What is cognitive science? The Foundations of Cognitive Science answers this question in a way that gives a feeling for the excitement, ferment, and accomplishments of this new field. It is the first broad treatment of cognitive science at an advanced level.

Complete and authoritative, The Foundations of Cognitive Science covers the major architectures; provides background in philosophy linguistics, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience; and deals with methods for studying both brain and mind. All of the chapters have been written especially for the book by the leading scholars in the field.

The foundations of cognitive science are developed in seven chapters covering computation, symbolic architectures, parallel distributed processing, grammars, semantics and formal logic, experimental cognitive science, and brain and cognition. These are then applied to the major cognitive domains of language acquisition, reading, discourse, mental models, categories and induction, problem solving, vision, visual attention, memory, action and motor control. The Foundations of Cognitive Science concludes with an assessment by a philosopher and a cognitive anthropologist.

Michael I. Posner is Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. A Bradford Book.

Contributors:
Herbert A. Simon Craig A. Kaplan Zenon W. Pylyshyn Allen Newell John E. Laird Paul S. Rosenbloom David E. Rumelhart Thomas Wasow Jon Barwise John Etchemendy Gordon H. Bawer John P. Clapper Terrence J. Sejnowski Patricia Smith Churchland Steven Pinker Alexander Pollatsek Keith Rayner Barbara J. Grosz Candace L. Sidner Martha E. Pollack P. N. Johnson-Laird Edward E. Smith Kurt VanLehn Ellen C. Hildreth Shimon Ullman Alan Allport Daniel L. Schacter David A. Rosenbaum Michael I. Jordan E. Bizzi F. A. Mussa Ivaldi Roy D'Andrade Gilbert Harman

Contents:
Computation, Symbolic Architectures, Parallel Distributed Processing, Grammars, Semantics and Formal Logic, Experimental Cognitive Science, Brain and Cognition, Language Acquisition, Reading, Discourse, Mental Models, Categories and Induction, Problem Solving, Vision, Visual Attention, Memory, Action, Motor Control, Culture, Philosophical Critique

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