Perception and Cognition at Century's End

Perception and Cognition at Century's End

History, Philosophy, Theory

1st Edition - September 15, 1998

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  • Editor: Julian Hochberg
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080538600

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Perception and Cognition at Century's End contains cognitive psychology surveys that are up-to-date and historically based, as well as references to the development of cognitive psychology over the past century. The book can serve as a central or specialized text for a range of psychology courses.

Key Features

  • Written by prominent active researchers in the field
  • Presents broad coverage of perception and cognition
  • Considers perception and cognition in the context of the thought of the past half-century
  • Contains extensive references; excellent resource


Professors of psychology or other overlapping disciplines; graduate and advanced undergraduate students in cognitive psychology.

Table of Contents

  • Roots and Persisting Issues:
    J. Hochberg, A Context for the Second Half of the Century: One View.
    M. Rollins, Philosophy, Perception, and Cognitive Science.
    G. Mandler, Consciousness and Mind as Philosophical Problems and Psychological Issues.
    The Informed Present: Where We Are and How We Got There:
    A. Outside to Inside: Approaches Concerned Chiefly with Measurable Variables of Stimulus Information and Their Cognitive Consequences.
    B. Approaches Concerned with the Individual's Past and Present Cognitive Abilities.
    J.E. Cutting, Information from the World Around Us.
    B.J. Gillam, Illusions at Century's End.
    J.E. Cutting and M. Massironi, Pictures and Their Special Status in Perceptual and Cognitive Inquiry.
    D.R. Proffitt and M.K. Kaiser, The Internalization of Perceptual Processing Constraints.
    B.A. Dosher and G. Sperling, A Century of Human Information-Processing Theory: Vision, Attention, and Memory.
    J. Hochberg, Gestalt Theory and Its Legacy: Organization in Eye and Brain, in Attention and Mental Representation.
    K. Nakayama, Vision Fin de Siècle: A Reductionistic Explanation of Perception for the 21st Century?
    E.S. Spelke, Nature, Nurture, and Development.
    C.E. Wright and B. Landau, Language and Action: Current Challenges.
    D.L. Medin and J.D. Coley, Concepts and Categorization.
    P.N. Johnson-Laird, Imagery, Visualization, and Thinking.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 487
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1998
  • Published: September 15, 1998
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080538600

About the Editor

Julian Hochberg

Julian Hochberg is the Centennial Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. Dr. Hochberg is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.

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