Computer Models of Mind
Computational Approaches in Theoretical Psychology
By (author) Margaret A. Boden
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Computer Models of Mind by Margaret A. Boden
Book DescriptionWhat is the mind? How does it work? How does it influence behavior? Some psychologists hope to answer such questions in terms of concepts drawn from computer science and artificial intelligence. They test their theories by modeling mental processes in computers. This book shows how computer models are used to study many psychological phenomena - including vision, language, reasoning, and learning. It also shows that computer modeling involves differing theoretical approaches. Computational psychologists disagree about some basic questions. For instance, should the mind be modeled by digital computers, or by parallel-processing systems more like brains? Do computer programs consist of meaningless patterns, or do they embody (and explain) genuine meaning?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521270335
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Apr-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This new volume in the long-running and successful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series offers a selection of the most important philosophical work in the new and fast-growing interdisciplinary area of artificial life. It will set the agenda for future study and research.
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