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  • ISBN: 9780262232005
  • ISBN10: 0262232006

The Mit Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences

by Roberta Wilson

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1999
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Since the 1970s the cognitive sciences have offered multi-disciplinary 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.

Robert A. Wilson is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a member of the Cognitive Science Group at the university's Beckman institute. Frank Keil is Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

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