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Title The Oxford companion to the mind / edited by Richard L. Gregory
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004
Oxford, England : Oxford University Press, [2010]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  128.2 Gre/Oct 2004  AVAILABLE
 MELB  128.2 Gre/Oct 2004  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 1004 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- Contributors -- Glossary -- Note to the Reader -- The Oxford Companion to the Mind A-Z -- Index -- Acknowledgements
Summary The Oxford Companion to the Mind includes discussions of concepts such as language, memory, and intelligence, side by side with definitions of common human experiences such as the 'cocktail-party' and 'halo' effects, and the least effort principle. Richard Gregory again brings his wit, wisdom, and expertise to bear on this most elusive of subjects. The new edition of the Companion includes three 'mini symposia'--on consciousness, brain scanning, and artificial intelligence--with contributions from a number of specialists, and encompassing a range of approaches. Cultural as well as scientific in approach, this offers authoritative descriptions and analysis. With new entries on controversial topics such as artificial life, attachment theory, caffeine, cruelty, drama, extra-terrestrial intelligence, genetics of mental illness, imagination, lying, puzzles, and twins, this second edition explores the most intriguing of subjects
Notes Includes index
Previous ed.: 1998
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Philosophy.
Central nervous system -- Dictionaries.
Mind and body -- Dictionaries.
Psychophysiology -- Dictionaries.
Neurophysiology -- Dictionaries.
Philosophy -- Dictionaries.
Psychology -- Dictionaries.
Thought and thinking -- Dictionaries.
Philosophy of mind -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Author Gregory, R. L. (Richard Langton)
LC no. 2004275127
ISBN 0198662246
Other Titles Companion to the mind