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Active VisionThe Psychology of Looking and Seeing

Active Vision: The Psychology of Looking and Seeing

John M Findlay and Iain D Gilchrist

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198524793
eISBN:
9780191711817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524793.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

More than one third of the human brain is devoted to the processes of seeing — vision is after all the main way in which we gather information about the world. But human vision is a dynamic process ... More

Adaptive Perspectives on Human–Technology InteractionMethods and Models for Cognitive Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction

Adaptive Perspectives on Human–Technology Interaction: Methods and Models for Cognitive Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction

Alex Kirlik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195374827
eISBN:
9780199847693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374827.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In everyday life, and particularly in the modern workplace, information technology and automation increasingly mediate, augment, and sometimes even interfere with how humans interact with their ... More

Addiction and ChoiceRethinking the relationship

Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the relationship

Nick Heather and Gabriel Segal (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198727224
eISBN:
9780191833427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727224.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The central problem in the study of addiction is to explain why people repeatedly behave in ways they know are bad for them. For much of the previous century and until the present day, the majority ... More

The Aesthetic Animal

The Aesthetic Animal

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The Aesthetic Animal answers the ultimate questions of why we adorn ourselves; embellish our things and surroundings; and produce art, music, song, dance, and fiction. Humans are aesthetic animals ... More

Aesthetic ScienceConnecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Aesthetic Science: Connecting Minds, Brains, and Experience

Arthur P. Shimamura and Stephen E. Palmer (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732142
eISBN:
9780199918485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732142.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What do we do when we view a work of art? What does it mean to have an “aesthetic” experience? Are such experiences purely in the eye (and brain) of the beholder? Such questions have entertained ... More

After DigitalComputation as Done by Brains and Machines

After Digital: Computation as Done by Brains and Machines

James A. Anderson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199357789
eISBN:
9780190675264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357789.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

We are surrounded by digital computers. They do many things well that humans do not and have transformed our lives. But all computers are not the same. Although digital computers dominate today’s ... More

Agency and Joint Attention

Agency and Joint Attention

Janet Metcalfe and Herbert S. Terrace (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988341
eISBN:
9780199346295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The puzzle that motivates Agency and Joint Attention is how people are able at one and the same time to maintain their own sense of autonomy, taking responsibility for their own actions and ... More

The Agile Mind

The Agile Mind

Wilma Koutstaal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book proposes a new integrative framework for understanding and promoting creatively adaptive thinking. The mind is not only cognition, narrowly construed, but is deeply intermeshed with action, ... More

Anatomy of the MindExploring Psychological Mechanisms and Processes with the Clarion Cognitive Architecture

Anatomy of the Mind: Exploring Psychological Mechanisms and Processes with the Clarion Cognitive Architecture

Ron Sun

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199794553
eISBN:
9780190460570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794553.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

Through a comprehensive computational theory of the mind, namely, a computational “cognitive architecture”, this book explores cognitive or psychological mechanisms and processes. The goal of this ... More

Animal Innovation

Animal Innovation

Simon M. Reader and Kevin N. Laland (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198526223
eISBN:
9780191689406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526223.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In 1953 a young female Japanese macaque called Imo began washing sweet potatoes before eating them, presumably to remove dirt and sand grains. Soon other monkeys had adopted this behaviour, and ... More

Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Joseph P. Huston, Marcos Nadal, Francisco Mora, Luigi F. Agnati, and Camilo José Cela Conde (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199670000
eISBN:
9780191793479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670000.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Humans have engaged in artistic and aesthetic activities since the appearance of our species. The expression of meaning using color, line, sound, rhythm, or movement constitutes a fundamental aspect ... More

The Ascent of BabelAn Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

The Ascent of Babel: An Exploration of Language, Mind, and Understanding

Gerry T. M. Altmann

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523772
eISBN:
9780191689017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523772.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Language is one of the faculties that sets humans apart from animals, the crucial thing which makes our complex social interactions possible. This book explores the ways in which the mind produces ... More

Associative Learning and Conditioning TheoryHuman and Non-Human Applications

Associative Learning and Conditioning Theory: Human and Non-Human Applications

Todd R. Schachtman and Steve S. Reilly (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735969
eISBN:
9780199894529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735969.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Although many professionals in psychology (including the sub-disciplines of human learning and memory, clinical practice related to psychopathology, neuroscience, educational psychology and many ... More

AttentionFrom Theory to Practice

Attention: From Theory to Practice

Arthur F. Kramer, Douglas A. Wiegmann, and Alex Kirlik

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The study of attention in the laboratory has been crucial to understanding the mechanisms that support several different facets of attentional processing: Our ability both to divide attention among ... More

Attention and MemoryAn Integrated Framework

Attention and Memory: An Integrated Framework

Nelson Cowan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195119107
eISBN:
9780199870097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195119107.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

For decades, the fundamental processes underlying memory and attention have been understood within an “information processing” framework in which information passes from one processing stage to ... More

Attention and Time

Attention and Time

Anna C. Nobre and Jennifer T. Coull (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199563456
eISBN:
9780191701863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563456.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Our ability to attend selectively to our surroundings is crucial if we are to negotiate the world around us in an efficient manner. Several aspects of the temporal dimension turn out to be critical ... More

Attention in a Social World

Attention in a Social World

Michael I. Posner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791217
eISBN:
9780199932207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The study of attention is central to psychology. This book presents the science of attention in a larger social context, which includes our ability voluntarily to choose and act upon an object of ... More

Bayesian RationalityThe probabilistic approach to human reasoning

Bayesian Rationality: The probabilistic approach to human reasoning

Mike Oaksford and Nick Chater

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198524496
eISBN:
9780191584923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524496.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Are people rational? This question was central to Greek thought and has been at the heart of psychology and philosophy for millennia. This book provides a radical and controversial reappraisal of ... More

Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research

Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research

Morten Overgaard (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688890
eISBN:
9780191801785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688890.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Why are we conscious? How can it be that information processed in the brains of living creatures is accompanied by subjective experience? While such questions have been topics of philosophical ... More

Behavioural and Neural Aspects of Learning and Memory

Behavioural and Neural Aspects of Learning and Memory

J. R. Krebs and G. Horn (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521983
eISBN:
9780191688492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521983.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The topics discussed in this volume have been chosen to represent studies in which both behavioural and neurobiological analysis have been emphasized. They include work on behavioural and neural ... More

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