Download Knowledge, Concepts, and Categories (Studies in Cognition) by Koen Lamberts, David R. Shanks PDF

By Koen Lamberts, David R. Shanks

The learn of psychological illustration is a crucial quandary in modern cognitive psychology. wisdom, recommendations, and different types is uncommon in that it provides key conclusions from around the various subfields of cognitive psychology. Readers will locate info from many parts, together with developmental psychology, formal modeling, neuropsychology, connectionism, and philosophy. the trouble of penetrating the elemental operations of the brain is mirrored in a few ongoing debates discussed—for instance, do targeted mind structures underlie the purchase and garage of implicit and particular wisdom, or can the facts be accommodated via a single-system account of data illustration? The ebook could be divided into 3 unique components. Chapters 1 via five supply an advent to the sector; each one offers a scientific evaluate of an important element of analysis on thoughts and different types. Chapters 6 via nine are involved basically with concerns regarding the taxonomy of human wisdom. ultimately, Chapters 10 via 12 talk about formal versions of categorization and serve as studying. participants: Jerome R. Busemeyer, Eunhee Byun, Nick Chater, Paul De Boeck, Edward L. Delosh, Thomas Goschke, Ulrike Hahn, James Hampton, Evan Heit, Barbara Knowlton, Koen Lamberts, Mary E. Lassaline, Mark A. McDaniel, George L. Murphy, Larissa ok. Samuelson, David Shanks, Linda B. Smith, Gert Storms, Bruce W. A. Whittlesea.

Show description

Read or Download Knowledge, Concepts, and Categories (Studies in Cognition) PDF

Similar cognitive books

Working Memory Capacity (Essays in Cognitive Psychology)

The belief of one's reminiscence "filling up" is a funny false impression of the way reminiscence quite often is believed to paintings; it really is truly has no potential restrict. besides the fact that, the belief of a "full mind" makes extra experience near to operating reminiscence, that's the restricted quantity of knowledge an individual can carry quickly in an extremely available shape to be used within the of entirety of just about any hard cognitive job.

Intentions in Communication

Intentions in conversation brings jointly significant theorists from man made intelligence and machine technology, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology whose paintings develops the principles for an account of the function of intentions in a accomplished thought of verbal exchange. It demonstrates, for the 1st time, the rising cooperation between disciplines curious about the basic position of purpose in verbal exchange.

Methodological Cognitivism: Vol. 2: Cognition, Science, and Innovation

This booklet covers a wide spectrum of subject matters, from experimental philosophy and cognitive thought of technological know-how, to social epistemology and learn and innovation coverage. Following up at the formerly released quantity 1, “Mind, Rationality, and Society,” it offers additional functions of methodological cognitivism in parts comparable to medical discovery, expertise move and innovation coverage.

Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

A better examine family tree, incorporating how organic, anthropological, and technical elements can impact human lives we're at a pivotal second in realizing our distant ancestry and its implications for the way we are living at the present time. The boundaries to what we will learn about our far away family members were falling because of clinical increase, similar to deciphering the genomes of people and Neanderthals, and bringing jointly various views to reply to universal questions.

Additional info for Knowledge, Concepts, and Categories (Studies in Cognition)

Example text

L . Goldstone , D . Gentner . 1993 . Respects for similarity . Psychological Review 100, 254- 78. Medin , D . L . & E . Heit , in press . Categorization . In Handbook of cognition and perception , D . E . Rumelhart & B . O . Martin (eds ). San Diego : Academic Press . Medin , D . L . & A . Ortony 1989 . Psychological essentialism . In Similarity and analogical reasoning . S. Vosniadou & A . Ortony (eds ), 179- 95 . : Cambridge University Press . Medin , D . L . & M . M . Schaffer 1978 . Context theory of classification learning .

G. Murphy & Allopenna 1994, Wattenmaker et ale 1986, Wattenmaker 1995). g. has thick walls , keeps fish as pets, made in Africa , and has a barbed tail ). It makes sense that people learning about new vehicles could use previous knowledge about vehicles as a starting point (an integration process) as well as more easily focus on relevant information (a selective weighting process). In contrast , these processes would not help in learning about nonsensical or completely unfamiliar categories . More generally , integration and selective weighting processes are two possible underlying explanations for why people might show knowledge -related facilitation in learning about categories (for additional possible explanations , see Murphy & Allopenna 1994).

L . & A . Ortony 1989 . Psychological essentialism . In Similarity and analogical reasoning . S. Vosniadou & A . Ortony (eds ), 179- 95 . : Cambridge University Press . Medin , D . L . & M . M . Schaffer 1978 . Context theory of classification learning . Psychological Review 85 , 207 - 38 . Medin , D . L . & P. J . Schwanenflugel1981 . Linear separability in classification learning . ' Human Learning and Memory 7 , 355 - 68 . Medin , D . , W . D . Wattenmaker , S. E . Hampson 1987 . Family resemblance , conceptual cohesiveness, and category construction .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.20 of 5 – based on 15 votes