Exploring Cognition: Damaged Brains and Neural Networks by Gillian Cohen
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Exploring Cognition: Damaged Brains and Neural Networks
By Gillian Cohen

Exploring Cognition: Damaged Brains and Neural Networks

Readings in Cognitive Neuropsychology and Connectionist Modelling

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Exploring Cognition: Damaged Brains and Neural Networks by Gillian Cohen

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Exploring Cognition: Damaged Brains and Neural Networks analyses the contribution made by cognitive neuropsychology and connectionist modelling to theoretical explanations of cognitive processes. Bringing together evidence from both damaged brains and neural networks, this exciting and innovative approach leads to re-evaluation of traditional theories: connectionist models lesioned to mimic the residual function of the damaged brain and rehabilitated to simulate the process of recovery suggest underlying mechanisms and challenge previous interpretations. In this reader key articles by leading international researchers are combined with linking commentaries that provide a context, highlight the conceptual themes and evaluate the evidence. Carefully selected to include hotly debated topics, the papers cover, among others, the controversies surrounding explanations for category specificity in object recognition and for covert recognition of faces and words; the mechanisms underlying the use of regular and irregular past tenses; and the reading of regularly and irregularly spelled words. The challenges posed by connectionist models to assumptions about the nature of dissociations, the need for symbolic rule-based operations in language processing and the modularity and localisation of processes are assessed. Exploring Cognition: Damaged Brains and Neural Networks will be of interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841692173
ISBN-10: 1841692174
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Psychology Press Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gillian Cohen

Gillan Cohen was formerly Professor of Psychology at the Open University where she produces courses in cognitive psychology. Her research has focused on ageing, naming faces and memory. Robert Johnston is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Birmingham University. He has researched and published extensively on models of face recognition and object recogntion, including both clinical and computational approaches. Kim Plunkett is Professor of Cognitive Neuropscience at the University of Oxford. His main research interest is in connectionist modelling.

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