Encyclopedia of the Mind by Harold Pashler

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It’s hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness?

This encyclopedia brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind.


About Harold Pashler

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Harold Pashler is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He received undergraduate degrees in Psychology and in Logic & Philosophy of Science with honors from Brown University and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1985). His research interests include basic cognitive processes and mechanisms, selective attention and visual perception, and human learning and practice effects, with implications for how people can learn more efficiently. He has authored and edited classic texts on attention (The Psychology of Attention, MIT Press, 1998; Attention, Taylor & Francis Press, 1998) and served as Editor in Chief of the Third Edition of the four-volume Stevens Handbook of Experimental Psychology (Wiley, 2001). He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists and the American Psychological Society and received the Troland Research Award in 1999 from the National Academy of Sciences "for his many experimental breakthroughs in the study of spatial attention and executive control, and for his insightful analysis of human cognitive architecture." He has served as an associate editor of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the American Journal of Psychology, Visual Cognition, and several other major journals within the field.
Published January 14, 2013 by SAGE Publications, Inc. 896 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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This set for college and university students studying cognitive science and related fields is not intended to be a study of the biology of the brain; rather it examines the activities of the mind. Pashler (psychology, Univ. of California, San Diego) won the Troland Award from the National Academy...

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