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By Lila R. Gleitman

ISBN-10: 0262650428

ISBN-13: 9780262650427

A call for participation to Cognitive technology offers some extent of access into the sizeable realm of cognitive technological know-how, delivering chosen examples of matters and theories from a lot of its subfields. all the volumes within the moment version comprise considerably revised and in addition to solely new chapters. instead of surveying theories and knowledge within the demeanour attribute of many introductory textbooks within the box, a call for participation to Cognitive technology employs a different case examine strategy, proposing a centred learn subject in a few intensity and hoping on advised readings to show the breadth of perspectives and effects. each one bankruptcy tells a coherent clinical tale, no matter if constructing subject matters and concepts or describing a selected version and exploring its implications. The volumes are self contained and will be used separately in upper-level undergraduate and graduate classes starting from introductory psychology, linguistics, cognitive technological know-how, and choice sciences, to social psychology, philosophy of brain, rationality, language, and imaginative and prescient technological know-how.

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Osherson, Series Editor Volume 1: Language Edited by Lila R. Gleitman and Mark Liberman Volume 2: Visual Cognition Edited by Stephen M. Kosslyn and Daniel N. Osherson Volume 3: Thinking Edited by Edward E. Smith and Daniel N. Osherson Volume 4: Conceptual Foundations Edited by Saul Sternberg and Donald Scarborough Visual Cognition An Invitation to Cognitive ScienceSecond Edition Volume 2 Edited by Stephen M. Kosslyn and Daniel N. Osherson A Bradford Book The MIT PressCambridge, MassachusettsLondon, England © 1995 Massachusetts Institute of Technology All rights reserved.

These inferences do not require higher-level cognitive processing based on the knowledge of familiar objections. 2, our goal is twofold. First, we report on experiments that confirm that phenomenological descriptions, thus adding weight to our previous analysis. Second, we show that the role of surface representation is crucial in a wide variety of visual functions, even those that have been traditionally thought to be directly mediated by the properties of early cortical neurons. The visual functions we studied include visual search, visual object recognition, visual motion perception, and visual texture perception.

In this chapter Goodale shows how systems used in object recognition are complemented by others that govern movements. Chapter 6 focuses on a specific system governing movements, the one controlling eye movements. Kowler shows how much we can learn by observing eye movements, which are an index of attention as well as of goal-driven processing. We see that eye movements tell us much about visual cognition in general. Chapter 7 builds on the previous chapters to consider another function of visual representationstheir role in forming and using mental images.

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