Introduction to Cognition and Communication
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Introduction to Cognition and Communication by Keith Stenning
Book DescriptionThis introduction to the interdisciplinary study of cognition takes the novel approach of bringing several disciplines to bear on the subject of communication. Using the perspectives of linguistics, logic, AI, philosophy, and psychology -- the component fields of cognitive science -- to explore topics in human communication in depth, the book shows readers and students from any background how these disciplines developed their distinctive views, and how those views interact. The book introduces some sample phenomena of human communication that illustrate the approach of cognitive science in understanding the mind, and then considers theoretical issues, including the relation of logic and computation and the concept of representation. It describes the development of a model of natural language and explores the link between an utterance and its meaning and how this can be described in a formal way on the basis of recent advances in AI research. It looks at communication employing graphical messages and the similarities and differences between language and diagrams. Finally, the book considers some general philosophical critiques of computational models of mind. The book can be used at a number of different levels. A glossary, suggestions for further reading, and a Web site with multiple-choice questions are provided for nonspecialist students; advanced students can supplement the material with readings that take the topics into greater depth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262195386
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Bradford Books
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Keith Stenning
Complex Mind, Hardback (May 2012)
Combining the study of animal minds, artificial minds, and human evolution, this book examine the advances made by comparative psychologists in explaining the intelligent behaviour of primates,the design of artificial autonomous systems and the cognitive products of language evolution.
Human Reasoning and Cognitive Science, Paperback (January 2012)
A new proposal for integrating the employment of formal and empirical methods in the study of human reasoning.
Seeing Reason, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Keith Stenning
In an age of information glut, knowledge can be hard to come by. Full citizenship of the world requires that we learn to reason and communicate. So how do we do it? This book shares new insights into how people process information, and how we use that information to reason, make decisions, and develop theories about the world in which we live.
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Author Biography - Keith Stenning
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