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The Continuity of Mind
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The Continuity of Mind

Michael Spivey

Abstract

The cognitive and neural sciences have been on the brink of a paradigm shift for over a decade. This book is intended to help galvanize the forces of dynamical systems theory, cognitive and computational neuroscience, connectionism, and ecological psychology that are needed to complete this paradigm shift. The book lays bare the fact that comprehending a spoken sentence, understanding a visual scene, or just thinking about the day's events involves the serial coalescing of different neuronal activation patterns, i.e., a state-space trajectory that flirts with a series of point attractors. As a ... More

Keywords: cognition, dynamic, perception, action, language, categorization, reasoning, connectionism, neuroscience, ecological psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195170788
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Spivey, author
Cornell University
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