Nineteen distinguished contributors provide essays about the development of cognitive science by colleagues of George A. Miller, a central figure whose own intellectual history is to a large extent a history of the field. Each contributor was invited to write about the period in which each was most closely associated with Miller--to try to recapture the intellectual climate of the time and to place, retrospectively, each successive research venture in its larger context. Together the essays constitute a fascinating and readable personal account of the way in which an exciting new science has come into being. The Making of Cognitive Science will be welcomed by a broad audience in the cognitive science community, as well as by historians of psychology.
Preface; List of contributors; Part I. Mathematical Psychology: 1. George A. Miller and the origins of mathematical psychology William J. McGill; 2. The contribution of information theory to psychology Wendell R. Garner; 3. Writing plans ... Eugene Galanter; 4. George Miller's data and the development of methods for representing cognitive structures Roger N. Shepard; 5. The magical number seven: information processing then and now George Sperling; 6. Cognitive recollections Ulric Neisser; Part II. The Center for Cognitive Studies: 7. Founding the Center for Cognitive Studies Jerome Bruner; 8. Life at the Center Donald A. Norman and Willem J. M. Levelt; Part III. Psycholinguistics: 9. The psychological reality of grammar: a student's-eye view of cognitive science Thomas G. Bever; 10. Psychology and linguistics in the sixties Eric Wanner; 11. Language use and linguistic diversity Jacques Mehler; 12. The immanent form of phonemes Morris Halle; Part IV. Studying the Lexicon: 13. On opening the dictionary Philip Johnson-Laird; 14. Lexical development - the Rockefeller years Susan Carey; 15. Methodological semanticism considered as a history of progress in cognitive science Keith Stenning; Part V. Cognitive Neuroscience: 16. Life with George: the birth of the Cognitive Neuroscience Institute Michael S. Gazzaniga; 17. Cognitive psychologists become interested in neuroscience William Hirst; Part VI. Cognitive Science: 18. Cognitive science? Gilbert Harman; Biographical information; Publications; Name index; Subject index.
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 29th April 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.61