The Complex Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach by David McFarlandThe Complex Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach by David McFarland

The Complex Mind: An Interdisciplinary Approach

byDavid McFarland, Keith Stenning, Maggie McGonigle

Hardcover | May 17, 2012

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Combining the study of animal minds, artificial minds, and human evolution, this book examine the advances made by comparative psychologists in explaining the intelligent behavior of primates, the design of artificial autonomous systems, and the cognitive products of language evolution.
DAVID MCFARLAND isEmeritus Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK. He is author and editor of many books on behavior; his most recent publications include Artificial Ethology, Oxford Dictionary of Animal Behaviour and Guilty Robots, Happy Dogs: The Question of Alien Minds. KEITH STENNING is Professor of Human Communicatio...
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Title:The Complex Mind: An Interdisciplinary ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230247571

ISBN - 13:9780230247574

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
PART I: COMPLEXITY IN ANIMAL MINDS
Introduction: M.McGonigle-Chalmers
Relational and Absolute Discrimination Learning by Squirrel Monkeys: Establishing a Common Ground with Human Cognition; B.T.Jones
Serial List Retention by Non-Human Primates: Complexity and Cognitive Continuity; F.R.Treichler
The Use of Spatial Structure in Working Memory: A Comparative Standpoint; C.De Lillo
The Emergence of Linear Sequencing in Children: A Continuity Account and a Formal Model; M.McGonigle-Chalmers&I.Kusel
Sensitivity to Quantity: What Counts Across Species?; S.T.Boysen&A.M.Yocom
PART II: COMPLEXITY IN ROBOTS
Editorial Introduction; D.McFarland
Towards Cognitive Robotics: Robotics, Biology and Developmental Psychology; M.Lee, U.Nehmzow&M.Rodriguez
Structuring Intelligence: The Role of Hierarchy, Modularity and Learning in Generating Intelligent Behaviour; J.J.Bryson
Epistemology, Access, and Computational Models; G.Luger
Reasoning About Representations in Autonomous Systems: What P´Olya and Lakatos Have To Say; A.Bundy
PART III: LANGUAGE, EVOLUTION AND THE COMPLEX MIND
Editorial Introduction; K.Stenning
How to Qualify for a Cognitive Upgrade: Executive Control, Glass Ceilings, and the Limits of Simian Success; A.Clark
Private Codes and Public Structures; C.Allen
The Emergence of Complex Language; W.Hinzen
Language Evolution: Enlarging the Picture; K.Stenning&M.Van Lambalgen
Epilogue: Reminiscences of Brendan McGonigle
Index