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The Agile Mind

Wilma Koutstaal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book proposes a new integrative framework for understanding and promoting creatively adaptive thinking. The mind is not only cognition, narrowly construed, but is deeply intermeshed with action, ... More


Agility of Mind and the Integrated Controlled-Automatic, Specific-Abstract (iCASA) Framework

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with an explanation of why we need a new construct of mental agility. It then discusses how this book is about “bridges”—bridges within, and to, thinking. The material for the ... More


Making Brain Paths to Agile Thinking, Part 1: Correlational and Longitudinal Evidence

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0061
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Our day-to-day environment is a crucial but not always sufficiently recognized sculptor of our brains and of our ability to use agile thinking. The things we see, hear, imagine, and plan each day, ... More


Brain Bases of Levels of Specificity and Levels of Control, Part 2: Concepts and Intuition, Resilience, Novelty, and Exploration

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A companion to the preceding chapter, this chapter concentrates on experimental findings from cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology that help to illuminate the neural bases of levels of ... More


Implications and Applications of the iCASA Framework for Fostering Agile Thinking

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0077
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers the implications and applications of the integrated Controlled-Automatic, Specific-Abstract (iCASA) framework, and outlines some of the many important research questions that ... More


Emotion, Self, Personality: Thought Personified

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides a treatment of some of the most important ways in which aspects of emotion, self, and personality intersect with—both facilitating and impeding—agile thinking. It begins with a ... More


Thoughts about Thoughts: The Control versus Noncontrol of Thinking

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0037
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on levels of cognitive control versus noncontrol (e.g., spontaneity, automaticity) with respect to a person's “thoughts about thoughts”, involving higher level beliefs about ... More


On Doubt: The Web of Language

Anke Finger, Rainer Guldin, and Gustavo Bernardo

in Vilém Flusser: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674787
eISBN:
9781452947211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674787.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter highlights Vilém Flusser’s investigation of the meaning of “doubt”. It analyzes Flusser’s book A dúvida (On Doubt), which considers a central point of convergence in the Western thought ... More


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