The Science of the Mind

The Science of the Mind : 2001 and Beyond

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The editors of this book invited some of the most distinguished cognitive scientists of our day to be frankly speculative about how they see their field in the year 2001. Contributors discuss topics that range from artificial intelligence and memory to gene splicing and cognitive development. Whilst wide ranging, the central theme is the nature of human cognition - and the nature of the field of cognitive psychology - and how they may change over the next century.show more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 162.6 x 242.6 x 28.7mm | 681.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures
  • 0195080645
  • 9780195080643

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"The essays offer amusing summaries of major breakthrough areas of psychology and neurobiology ... This volume is especially interesting for how psychologists feel about the future of what we can know now, a future very much operationally defined by the tools we invent. Recommended for academic psychologists or as an introduction to major trends in research psychology." -- The Reader's Reviewshow more

About Robert L. Solso

Robert L. Solso is Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. His many published works include Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Cognition and the Visual Arts. Dominic Massaro is Professor of Psychology at University of California, Santa Cruz, and Book Editor for the American Journal of Psychology.show more

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What would happen if someone brought together the finest minds in psychology to reflect on the past century and speculate on the future of the field in the twenty-first century? Robert Solso and Dominic Massaro did just that, and the result is this fascinating, insightful, and sometimes humorous collection of essays from leading psychologists, among them Gordon Bower, Howard Gardner, Richard Gregory, Earl Hunt, Stephen Kosslyn, Jean Mandler, Donald Norman, Roger Shepard, Roger Sperry, and Robert Sternberg. American psychology recently reached its centennial, and these contributions offer a glimpse of what sorts of developments and innovations we can expect over the next century. For anyone with a professional or personal interest in psychology, this wide-ranging work will provoke thought and discussion about the shape of psychology as we approach the next century.show more

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