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Cognition & cognitive psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Cognition & cognitive psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Cognition & cognitive psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Cognition & cognitive psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Adaptive Intelligence

Adaptive Intelligence

Author: Robert J. (Cornell University, New York) Sternberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2021

Adaptive Intelligence is a dramatic reappraisal and reframing of the concept of human intelligence. In a sweeping analysis, Robert J. Sternberg argues that we are using a fatally-flawed, outdated conception of intelligence; one which may promote technological advancement, but which has also accelerated climate change, pollution, the use of weaponry, and inequality. Instead of focusing on the narrow academic skills measured by standardized tests, societies should teach and assess adaptive intelligence, defined as the use of collective talent in service of the common good. This book describes why the outdated notion of intelligence persists, what adaptive intelligence is, and how it could lead humankind on a more positive path.

Adaptive Intelligence

Adaptive Intelligence

Author: Robert J. (Cornell University, New York) Sternberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2021

Adaptive Intelligence is a dramatic reappraisal and reframing of the concept of human intelligence. In a sweeping analysis, Robert J. Sternberg argues that we are using a fatally-flawed, outdated conception of intelligence; one which may promote technological advancement, but which has also accelerated climate change, pollution, the use of weaponry, and inequality. Instead of focusing on the narrow academic skills measured by standardized tests, societies should teach and assess adaptive intelligence, defined as the use of collective talent in service of the common good. This book describes why the outdated notion of intelligence persists, what adaptive intelligence is, and how it could lead humankind on a more positive path.

The Intelligence Trap

The Intelligence Trap

Author: David Robson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2021

The Intelligence Trap explores cutting-edge ideas in our understanding of intelligence and expertise, including motivated reasoning, meta-forgetfulness, and functional stupidity. David Robson reveals the surprising ways that even the brightest minds and most talented organizations can go wrong?from some of Thomas Edison's worst ideas to failures at NASA-while offering practical advice to avoid mistakes based on the timeless lessons of Benjamin Franklin, Richard Feynman, and Daniel Kahneman.

Symbolic Analysis Cross-Culturally

Symbolic Analysis Cross-Culturally

Author: George A. De Vos, L. Bryce Boyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.

Symbolic Analysis Cross-Culturally

Symbolic Analysis Cross-Culturally

Author: George A. De Vos, L. Bryce Boyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.

Biological and Computer Vision

Biological and Computer Vision

Author: Gabriel (Harvard University, Massachusetts) Kreiman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Imagine a world where machines can see and understand the world the way humans do. Rapid progress in artificial intelligence has led to smartphones that recognize faces, cars that detect pedestrians, and algorithms that suggest diagnoses from clinical images, among many other applications. The success of computer vision is founded on a deep understanding of the neural circuits in the brain responsible for visual processing. This book introduces the neuroscientific study of neuronal computations in visual cortex alongside of the psychological understanding of visual cognition and the burgeoning field of biologically-inspired artificial intelligence. Topics include the neurophysiological investigation of visual cortex, visual illusions, visual disorders, deep convolutional neural networks, machine learning, and generative adversarial networks among others. It is an ideal resource for students and researchers looking to build bridges across different approaches to studying and developing visual systems.

Biological and Computer Vision

Biological and Computer Vision

Author: Gabriel (Harvard University, Massachusetts) Kreiman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Imagine a world where machines can see and understand the world the way humans do. Rapid progress in artificial intelligence has led to smartphones that recognize faces, cars that detect pedestrians, and algorithms that suggest diagnoses from clinical images, among many other applications. The success of computer vision is founded on a deep understanding of the neural circuits in the brain responsible for visual processing. This book introduces the neuroscientific study of neuronal computations in visual cortex alongside of the psychological understanding of visual cognition and the burgeoning field of biologically-inspired artificial intelligence. Topics include the neurophysiological investigation of visual cortex, visual illusions, visual disorders, deep convolutional neural networks, machine learning, and generative adversarial networks among others. It is an ideal resource for students and researchers looking to build bridges across different approaches to studying and developing visual systems.

Stars in Our Pockets

Stars in Our Pockets

Author: Howard Axelrod Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2021

Attention

Attention

Author: Nick Lund Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

In our daily life we are bombarded with information. Every day we see thousands of images and hear thousands of sounds. This book examines how we make sense of this information and act upon it. It investigates how we are able to select some parts of the information but ignore others and then control our responses. Attention is a complex process that links with perception, memory, action and consciousness. This book begins by considering the processes of selective attention of auditory and visual information before going on to look at how this information is integrated and at cross modal effects. It then explores the attention processes involved in multi-tasking, in seemingly automatic responses to stimuli, and in the control of action. The final chapter considers the link between attention and conscious and unconscious processes and examines some research findings in attention that pose questions about the nature of consciousness. This book is an up to date study of an important and fast developing area in psychology. Research into attention not only has significant implications for our understanding of cognition but also for our understanding of disorders such as ADHD and schizophrenia. Using evidence from cognitive psychology, neuroscience and neuropsychology to explore current theories in attention, this accessible and engaging book is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate psychology students

The Handbook of Alcohol Use

The Handbook of Alcohol Use

The Handbook of Alcohol Use and Abuse: Understandings from Synapse to Society explores an eclectic set of methodological and conceptual tools to create a more diverse understanding of alcohol use, misuse and treatment. Moving past the understanding of alcohol usage through the lens of a disease-based model, this book approaches the topic from individual cognition, small group/system social interactions, and population studies. Each approach examines the phenomena of alcohol use and misuse differently, with each offering its own tactics to combat behavior. While these viewpoints are often construed as antagonistic to the disease based model, the book explores how they can be complementary. The handbook brings together an international group of experts in the field to explore how alcohol use and misuse can be understood at varying levels and how these varying conceptualizations can both contrast and combine to form a new picture.