<i> Understanding Cognition <d> provides a lively, accessible and thorough introduction to this exciting and rapidly developing brannch of psychology. It is intended primarily for first year undergraduates, and for pre-degree students who seek a deeper appreciation of contemporary cognitive psychology. The book is divided into three sections, which cover: the major structures, processing systems and mental operations involved in memory, perception, attention, skills and language; cognition in action; and approaches to modelling cognition, including cognitive neuropsychology and connectionist approaches. Learning is supported throughout through the inclusion of reading lists, discussion questions, activities and case studies.
"A well-researched and well -presented book which takes an
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Preface and Acknowledgements.
Part I: Elements of Cognition:.
Part II: Using Cognition:.
8. Planning and Acting.
10. Problem Solving and Decision Making.
Part III: Modelling Cognition:.
11. Artificial Intelligence.
12. Cognitive Neuropsychology.