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Foundations of Cognitive Psychology

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Foundations of Cognitive Psychology( )
Editor: Levitin, Daniel J.
ISBN:978-0-262-12247-4
Publication Date:Oct 2002
Publisher:MIT Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.75
Book Description:

Scientists from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience, contribute to the study of cognition. Cognitive psychology, the science of the human mind and of how people process information, is at the core of empirical investigations into the nature of mind and thought.

This anthology is based on the assumption that cognitive psychology is at heart empirical philosophy. Many of the core questions about thought, language, perception, memory, and...
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Book Details
Pages:832
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.02 x 9.867 x 1.801 Inches
Book Weight:3.648 Pounds
Author Biography
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Daniel J. Levitin was born on December 27, 1957 in San Francisco, California. He studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and music at the Berkley College of Music before dropping out of college to become a record producer and professional musician. He returned to school in his thirties, where he studied cognitive psychology/cognitive science, receiving a B.A. from Stanford University in 1992 and a M.Sc. in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Oregon.

He is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, and author. He runs the Levitin Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition, and Expertise at McGill University. He has published extensively in scientific journals and music trade magazines such as Grammy and Billboard. He is also the author of several books including This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, and The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

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