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Computational Modeling in Cognition Principles and Practice by Stephan Lewandowsky, Simon Farrell
  

Computational Modeling in Cognition Principles and Practice

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Computational Modeling in Cognition Principles and Practice by Stephan Lewandowsky, Simon Farrell

Computational Modelling in Psychology introduces the principles of using computational models in psychology and provides a clear idea about how model construction, parameter estimation and model selection are carried out in practice. The book is written at a level that permits readers with a background in cognition, but without any modeling expertise. The authors present the content step-by-step by moving from the basic concepts of modeling to issues and application. The book is structured to make clear the logic of individual component techniques and how they relate to each other. The authors focus on the logic of models and the types of arguments that can be made from them, as well as providing detailed practical knowledge about parameter-estimation techniques and model selection and so on. Readability is emphasized throughout to make the necessary mathematics and programming less daunting for beginners. The book's supporting web page provides additional information and programming code.

Reviews

[T]his is an excellent introduction to computational modeling. It is written at exactly the right level for its intended readership, and it covers all the essentials very well. I can only encourage anyone with an interest in cognition to work with this book. -- Koen Lamberts


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Book Info

Publication date

29th November 2010

Author

Stephan Lewandowsky, Simon Farrell

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
376 pages

Categories

Cognition & cognitive psychology

ISBN

9781412970761

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