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Title The Oxford companion to the mind / edited by Richard L. Gregory, with the assistance of O.L. Zangwill
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(1998 [printing])


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 W'PONDS  128.2 Gre/Oct 1998  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 856 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contributors: -- B.F. Skinner on Behaviorism -- Noam Chomsky on his theory of language -- R.D. Laing on interpersonal experience -- Oliver Sacks on Nothingness -- A.J. Ayer on the relation between mind and body -- And others
Summary With 1001 entries ranging from brief statements to substantial essays on major topics, The Oxford Companion to the Mind takes the reader on a lively tour of this endlessly fascinating subject, spanning many questions and answers within the broad compass of philosophy, psychology, and the physiology of the brain. A. J. Ayer writes on philosophical views of the relation between mind and body, John Bowlby on attachment, Chomsky on his own theory of language, R. D. Laing on interpersonal experience, Alexander Luria on neurolinguistics, and B. F. Skinner on behaviourism. The editor, Richard Gregory, has written on perception and illusions
The Companion includes entries on such everyday but puzzling experiences as sleep, humour, and hearing, as well as less likely topics: bilingualism, jet-lag, military incompetence, calculating geniuses, and computer chess. The ways in which our senses can be deceived are treated in full, as are human, animal, and artificial intelligence, emotions, childhood, ageing, language and learning, sexual problems, criminology, deja vu, and the controversial world of parapsychology, with its altered states of consciousness, and claims of ESP
Notes Originally published: 1987
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Psychology -- Dictionaries.
Neurophysiology -- Dictionaries.
Philosophy -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Author Gregory, R. L. (Richard Langton)
Zangwill, O. L. (Oliver Louis), 1913-1987.
LC no. 98022974
ISBN 0198602243 paperback