The Context of Cognition: Emerging Perspectives

The Context of Cognition: Emerging Perspectives

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  • Editors: Kara Federmeier, Lili Sahakyan
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323901352
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323901369

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The Context of Cognition: Emerging Perspectives, Volume 75 in the Psychology of Learning and Motivation series, features empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning, to complex learning and problem-solving.

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  • Presents the latest information in the highly regarded Psychology of Learning and Motivation series
  • Provides an essential reference for researchers and academics in cognitive science
  • Contains information relevant to both applied concerns and basic research


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Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Chapter One: Should context hold a special place in hippocampal memory?
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: What makes something context?
  • 3: The hippocampus holds a special place in item-context memory
  • 4: Context is just one of the many types of stimuli the hippocampus binds
  • 5: Context and the organization of hippocampal memory
  • 6: Hippocampal binding and organization is in service of flexible cognition
  • 7: Hippocampal relational processes interact with clinical and life-style factors
  • 8: The hippocampus does not work alone
  • 9: So, should context hold a special place in hippocampal memory?
  • References
  • Chapter Two: Context in language comprehension
  • Abstract
  • 1: Context: Definitions and classifications
  • 2: Features of context
  • 3: Mechanisms of context use
  • 4: Sentence context
  • 5: Discourse context
  • 6: Implicit verb causality
  • 7: Social cognition
  • 8: Verbal humor
  • 9: Summary and conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter Three: Remembering and reconstructing episodic context: An overview of source monitoring methods and behavioral findings
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Processes of source monitoring
  • 3: Methods/measurement of source-monitoring processes
  • 4: Piecing apart (some) empirical findings and application examples
  • 5: Conclusion and outlook
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter Four: Effects of retrieval practice on tested and untested information: Cortico-hippocampal interactions and error-driven learning
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: How and why retrieval affects memory
  • 3: A complementary learning systems model of retrieval practice effects
  • 4: Outstanding questions and predictions
  • 5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Five: The role of context in episodic memory: Behavior and neurophysiology
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Defining context
  • 3: Retrieved context models
  • 4: Key behavioral evidence for retrieved context models
  • 5: Neurophysiological measures of temporal context
  • 6: Variability in temporal context representations
  • 7: Source context
  • 8: Concluding remarks
  • References
  • Chapter Six: The many timescales of context in language processing
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Context as information guiding inferences on multiple timescales
  • 3: Broadening context to longer timescales
  • 4: The future of context
  • 5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter Seven: Context differentiation and remindings in episodic memory updating
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Context differentiation: Separating experiences
  • 3: Context reinstatement at study: Remindings of past experiences
  • 4: Concluding remarks
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter Eight: Using lexical context to discover the noun category: Younger children have it easier
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Background
  • 3: Tools for analyzing nonstationary input
  • 4: Simple statistics of nouns in caregiver speech
  • 5: Age-related fragmentation of nouns
  • 6: The entropy-maximization hypothesis
  • 7: General discussion
  • 8: Conclusion
  • References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: October 25, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323901352
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323901369

About the Serial Volume Editors

Kara Federmeier

Kara D. Federmeier received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois and a full-time faculty member at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, where she leads the Illinois Language and Literacy Initiative and heads the Cognition and Brain Lab. She is also a Past President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Her research examines meaning comprehension and memory using human electrophysiological techniques, in combination with behavioral, eyetracking, and other functional imaging and psychophysiological methods. She has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Lili Sahakyan

Lili Sahakyan is at Department of Psychology, UIUC, IL, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, UIUC, IL, USA

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