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Computer Models of Mind : Computational approaches in theoretical psychology - Margaret A. Boden

Computer Models of Mind

Computational approaches in theoretical psychology

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Published: 10th October 1988
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What is the mind? How does it work? How does it influence behavior? Some psychologists hope to answer such questions in terms of concepts drawn from computer science and artificial intelligence. They test their theories by modeling mental processes in computers. This book shows how computer models are used to study many psychological phenomena--including vision, language, reasoning, and learning. It also shows that computer modeling involves differing theoretical approaches. Computational psychologists disagree about some basic questions. For instance, should the mind be modeled by digital computers, or by parallel-processing systems more like brains? Do computer programs consist of meaningless patterns, or do they embody (and explain) genuine meaning?

"broad and well researched...an eloquent discussion..." International Weekly Journal of Science

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Patterns, polyhedra, imagery
Connectionist models of vision
Parsing natural language
Meaning and messages
Reasoning and rationality
Learning and development
Is computational psychology possible?
Conclusion
References
Index of names
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521270335
ISBN-10: 0521270332
Series: Problems in the Behavioural Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 10th October 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41