The Complex Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach

The Complex Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781349320158
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

DAVID MCFARLAND Emeritus Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK. He is author and editor of many books on behaviour; his most recent publications include Artificial Ethology, Oxford Dictionary of Animal Behaviour and Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds.

KEITH STENNING Professor of Human Communication at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His research interests include: comparison of modalities of representation, learning/teaching of formal knowledge.

MARGARET MCGONIGLE Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research interests include developmental cognition, executive functioning in childhood autism and Fragile X syndrome and cognitive neuroscience.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors PART I: COMPLEXITY IN ANIMAL MINDS Introduction: M.McGonigle-Chalmers Relational and Absolute Discrimination Learning by Squirrel Monkeys: Establishing a Common Ground with Human Cognition; B.T.Jones Serial List Retention by Non-Human Primates: Complexity and Cognitive Continuity; F.R.Treichler The Use of Spatial Structure in Working Memory: A Comparative Standpoint; C.De Lillo The Emergence of Linear Sequencing in Children: A Continuity Account and a Formal Model; M.McGonigle-Chalmers & I.Kusel Sensitivity to Quantity: What Counts Across Species?; S.T.Boysen & A.M.Yocom PART II: COMPLEXITY IN ROBOTS Editorial Introduction; D.McFarland Towards Cognitive Robotics: Robotics, Biology and Developmental Psychology; M.Lee, U.Nehmzow & M.Rodriguez Structuring Intelligence: The Role of Hierarchy, Modularity and Learning in Generating Intelligent Behaviour; J.J.Bryson Epistemology, Access, and Computational Models; G.Luger Reasoning About Representations in Autonomous Systems: What &Pacute;Olya and Lakatos Have To Say; A.Bundy PART III: LANGUAGE, EVOLUTION AND THE COMPLEX MIND Editorial Introduction; K.Stenning How to Qualify for a Cognitive Upgrade: Executive Control, Glass Ceilings, and the Limits of Simian Success; A.Clark Private Codes and Public Structures; C.Allen The Emergence of Complex Language; W.Hinzen Language Evolution: Enlarging the Picture; K.Stenning & M.Van Lambalgen Epilogue: Reminiscences of Brendan McGonigle Index

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