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On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Roberto G. de Almeida and Lila R. Gleitman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

What are the landmarks of the cognitive revolution? What are the core topics of modern cognitive science? Where is cognitive science heading? These and other questions are addressed in this volume by ... More


Psychocinematics: Issues and Directions

Arthur P. Shimamura

in Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Movies offer a unique yet accessible way of understanding human psychology. We often envelop ourselves within a movie, generating the same sensations, thoughts, and feelings as the characters ... More


Redescribing Action

Dare Baldwin

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the concept of human action processing. Making sense of action generally seems so effortless that we routinely take the skill involved for granted. Just imagine, however, what ... More


Inner Eye and Inner Space

Markus Knauff

in Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018654
eISBN:
9780262313643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides a brief historical introduction to the fields of rationality and logical reasoning and imagination, along with a discussion of experimental findings on the types of mental ... More


Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies

Arthur P. Shimamura (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862139
eISBN:
9780199332755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862139.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

How do movies keep us riveted to the screen and thoroughly engage our sensations, thoughts, and feelings? Can scientific inquiry help us understand why we watch them and why we like them? Largely ... More


The Importance of Events

Gabriel A. Radvansky and Jeffrey M. Zacks

in Event Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199898138
eISBN:
9780190228439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898138.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Events are one of the most important classes of entities in our everyday psychology. They are the “things” of experience just as much as objects, sounds, and people. As we go about our lives, our ... More


Fodor and the Innateness of All (Basic) Concepts

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter reviews Fodor’s contribution to the epic Chomsky-Piaget Royaumont debate. The issue that was under discussion was a familiar one, namely, what psychological processes underlie concept ... More


Event Cognition

Gabriel A. Radvansky and Jeffrey M. Zacks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199898138
eISBN:
9780190228439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898138.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Events are what happens to us, what we do, what we anticipate with pleasure or dread, and what we remember with fondness or regret. Much of our behavior is guided by our understanding of events. We ... More


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