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How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe? (Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures) Hardcover – August 17, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0195324259 ISBN-10: 0195324250 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Oxford Series on Cognitive Models and Architectures (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195324250
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195324259
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.9 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,647,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An eloquent, personal and closely argued book, that synthesizes decades of Anderson's ground-breaking work, integrates that work with the latest advances from brain imaging, and provides inspiration and direction for the future of cognitive science. This book puts cognitive architecture back at the heart of the subject, and provides a rich and coherent account of the computational machine that is the human brain."--Nick Chater, Professor of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University College, London


"Few theorists in cognitive psychology or cognitive science have had the impact that John Anderson has had. The lineage of ACT architectures has given rise to an industry of theoretical modeling work that is the only truly comprehensive and coordinated effort to model the functional architecture of human cognition. In this book, Anderson charts a new direction for his work, seeking to relate his model of a unified cognitive architecture to the architecture of the brain. As a result, this book is a must-read for anyone who believes that progress in understanding the relationship between mind and brain requires that the question be attacked from all levels of analysis. No one is better positioned to do so from the highest levels of analysis, and this volume is a bold and timely foray out onto the bridge from higher level cognition to the brain." --Jonathan D. Cohen, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Director, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University


"In this ground-breaking book, John Anderson brings together research on computational models of the mind and research on the operation of the brain. The book also provides the best description of the latest version of ACT, which is a significant extension in functionality and theory from its predecessors. The book is a must read for researchers and students in Cognitive Science."--John E. Laird, Professor, University of Michigan


"In 2006 John Anderson received the world's major award in cognitive science, the Heineken Prize, for his groundbreaking theory on human cognition. His new book represents a courageous effort to further develop that theory; ambitious in its attempt to develop a coherent, general theory of human cognition of all of its physical, computational, and neuroscientific detail. It seems to me that the advanced tools of the present theory can, with great profit, be applied in meeting an ultimate challenge: explaining the role of language in human cognition."--Willem J.M. Levelt, Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics


"The mission of cognitive neuroscience is (or at least should be) to connect cognition with neural function, to explain how gray matter gives rise to the psychology of thought. Where many people settle for a mere geography-- an inventory of what happens where-- Anderson aims for something much more ambitious: an understanding of how cognition happens at all. By combining trenchant psychological analysis with well-motivated neuroimaging, Anderson provides a new paradigm for addressing the core questions in cognitive neuroscience. An important step in the science of relating mind and brain."--Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Director, Infant Language Center, New York University


"An eloquent, personal and closely argued book, that synthesizes decades of Anderson's ground-breaking work, integrates that work with the latest advances from brain imaging, and provides inspiration and direction for the future of cognitive science. This book puts cognitive architecture back at the heart of the subject, and provides a rich and coherent account of the computational machine that is the human brain."--Nick Chater, Professor of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University College, London


"Few theorists in cognitive psychology or cognitive science have had the impact that John Anderson has had. The lineage of ACT architectures has given rise to an industry of theoretical modeling work that is the only truly comprehensive and coordinated effort to model the functional architecture of human cognition. In this book, Anderson charts a new direction for his work, seeking to relate his model of a unified cognitive architecture to the architecture of the brain. As a result, this book is a must-read for anyone who believes that progress in understanding the relationship between mind and brain requires that the question be attacked from all levels of analysis. No one is better positioned to do so from the highest levels of analysis, and this volume is a bold and timely foray out onto the bridge from higher level cognition to the brain." --Jonathan D. Cohen, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Director, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University


"In this ground-breaking book, John Anderson brings together research on computational models of the mind and research on the operation of the brain. The book also provides the best description of the latest version of ACT, which is a significant extension in functionality and theory from its predecessors. The book is a must read for researchers and students in Cognitive Science."--John E. Laird, Professor, University of Michigan


"In 2006 John Anderson received the world's major award in cognitive science, the Heineken Prize, for his groundbreaking theory on human cognition. His new book represents a courageous effort to further develop that theory; ambitious in its attempt to develop a coherent, general theory of human cognition of all of its physical, computational, and neuroscientific detail. It seems to me that the advanced tools of the present theory can, with great profit, be applied in meeting an ultimate challenge: explaining the role of language in human cognition."--Willem J.M. Levelt, Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics


"The mission of cognitive neuroscience is (or at least should be) to connect cognition with neural function, to explain how gray matter gives rise to the psychology of thought. Where many people settle for a mere geography-- an inventory of what happens where-- Anderson aims for something much more ambitious: an understanding of how cognition happens at all. By combining trenchant psychological analysis with well-motivated neuroimaging, Anderson provides a new paradigm for addressing the core questions in cognitive neuroscience. An important step in the science of relating mind and brain."--Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology and Director, Infant Language Center, New York University


"...Anderson's ACT-R architecture is among the best on the market. His prose is very clear and readable...How can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe? offers an expansive look under the hood of one of the main architectures in cognitive science."--Metapsychology Online Review


About the Author


John R. Anderson is the R. K. Mellon University Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He has led the development of the ACT-R cognitive architecture and its applications, especially intelligent tutoring systems. Anderson has been recognized as a leader in the field of cognitive science by a number of awards, including the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Career Award, the David E. Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Formal Analysis of Human Cognition, the Howard Crosby Warren Medal for outstanding achievement in Experimental Psychology, and the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a past president of the Cognitive Science Society.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark L. Fugate on April 6, 2014
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This book presents a theory of human cognitive processes backed up by experimental data and relates this to the ACT-R production system development shell. I work with production systems using them to create practical real world applications. This book gave me much to think about with regards to the development work I do.
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