Neurodynamics and Psychology

Neurodynamics and Psychology

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The recent resurgence in neural network and connectionist approaches to modeling cognitive phenomena has led to a strong backlash from the classical cognitive psychology framework. Neurodynamics and Psychologypresents a collection of recent work that explores the connectionist versus the classical debate from a variety of perspectives, putting forward the case that the study of neurodynamics may represent the only way forward in the search for solutions to recently emerging problems for neural network models across a wide range of diverse research areas.
The book is divided into three parts: Part I covers the general area of attention and action, Part II examines the psychobiology of time and the role of temporal mechanisms in providing a solution to the psychologically important binding problem, and Part III reports on the computational modeling of the dynamic psychological processing involved in language and memory.
Neurodynamics and Psychology is of great interest to researchers in the areas of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neural networks and neuropsychology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 670g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0125235151
  • 9780125235150

About Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown has done freelance writing for a number of computer-related publications. As president of MagicMac Publishing, the developers of INITInfo, INITInfo Pro, and DiagnoSYS, Glenn was one of the first to develop and market software diagnostic tools for the Macintosh. He and co-panelist Steven Bobker have given the popular Resolving System Conflicts lectures at MacWorld Expo in Boston, San Francisco, and Toronto. He also co-authored Customizing Your Mac for Fun and Productivity with fellow AP Professional author Bob LeVitus.
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Table of contents

Neurodynamics, Attention and Action:
J.-P. Changeau and S. Dehaene, Neuronal Models of Cognitive Functions Associated with the Prefrontal Cortex.
G.D.A. Brown, A.A. Britain, B. Elvevug, and I. J. Mitchell, A Computational Approach to Fronto-striatal Dysfunction in Schizophrenia and Parkinson's Disease.
M. Oaksford and M.I. Malloch, Dynamic Schemata: Evidence from Cognitive Neuropsychology.
G. Houghton, Inhibitory Control of Neurodynamics: Opponent Mechanisms in Sequencing and Selective Attention.
J.G. Taylor, A Global Gating Model of Attention and Consciousness: The 'Relational Mind' and the 'Conscious I.'
Neurodynamics, Time and the Binding Problem:
R.W. Kentridge, Critical Dynamics of Neural Networks with Spatially Localised Connections.
J. Wearden, Prescriptions for Models of Biopsychological Time.
D.E. Cairns, R.J.. Baddeley, and L.S. Smith, Phase Constraints on Synchronising Oscillator Networks.
R. Rohwer,A Representation of Representation Applied to a Discussion of Variable Binding.
Neurodynamics, Language and Memory:
N. Chater and P. Conkey, Sequence Processing with Recurrrent Neural Networks.
S. Finch and N. Chater, Learning Syntactic Categories: A Statistical Approach.
D. Bairaktaris, The Problem of Temporal Order in Connectionist Networks and Its Implications for Short Term Memory Modeling.
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