Event Cognition

Hardcover | June 18, 2014

byGabriel A. Radvansky, Jeffrey M. Zacks

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Much of our behavior is guided by our understanding of events. We perceive events when we observe the world unfolding around us, participate in events when we act on the world, simulate events that we hear or read about, and use our knowledge of events to solve problems. In this book, GabrielA. Radvansky and Jeffrey M. Zacks provide the first integrated framework for event cognition and attempt to synthesize the available psychological and neuroscience data surrounding it. This synthesis leads to new proposals about several traditional areas in psychology and neuroscience includingperception, attention, language understanding, memory, and problem solving.Radvansky and Zacks have written this book with a diverse readership in mind. It is intended for a range of researchers working within cognitive science including psychology, neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, anthropology, and education. Readers curious about events more generally such asthose working in literature, film theory, and history will also find it of interest.

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Much of our behavior is guided by our understanding of events. We perceive events when we observe the world unfolding around us, participate in events when we act on the world, simulate events that we hear or read about, and use our knowledge of events to solve problems. In this book, GabrielA. Radvansky and Jeffrey M. Zacks provide th...

Gabriel A. Radvansky is a professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches introductory psychology and courses on learning and memory. He is the author of over 70 journal articles and book chapters. Radvansky received his BA from Cleveland State University and his PhD from Michigan State University. He is a fel...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:June 18, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The importance of events2. Event model structure and processing3. Event perception4. Language5. Film and video6. Interactive events7. Long-term memory8. Autobiographical memory9. Problem solving10. Development11. Event cognitionReferences