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The Making of Cognitive Science

The Making of Cognitive Science
Essays in Honor of George Armitage Miller

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William J. McGill, Wendell R. Garner, Eugene Galanter, Roger N. Shepard, George Sperling, Ulric Neisser, Jerome Bruner, Donald A. Norman, Willem J. M. Levelt, Thomas G. Bever, Eric Wanner, Jacques Mehler, Morris Halle, Philip Johnson-Laird, Susan Carey, Keith Stenning, Michael S. Gazzaniga, William Hirst, Gilbert Harman
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  • Date Published: June 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521342551

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  • Cognitive Science represents the convergence of workers in diverse disciplines- artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology - in a unified effort to understand human mental life. This book, first published in 1988, is a collection of 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. The distinguished contributors take the story from work on formalism in psychology in the late 1950s to the organization of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Harvard, where many first-generation cognitive psychologists were trained, to the expanding interdisciplinary enterprises of first psycholinguistics and then the cognitive neuroscience, and finally to the institutionalization of cognitive science within universities. Together, they 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.

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    • Date Published: June 1988
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521342551
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 152 x 228 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    William Hirst

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    William J. McGill, Wendell R. Garner, Eugene Galanter, Roger N. Shepard, George Sperling, Ulric Neisser, Jerome Bruner, Donald A. Norman, Willem J. M. Levelt, Thomas G. Bever, Eric Wanner, Jacques Mehler, Morris Halle, Philip Johnson-Laird, Susan Carey, Keith Stenning, Michael S. Gazzaniga, William Hirst, Gilbert Harman

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