470 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 45 B/W Illus.
The study of mind and brain dynamics touches upon many fields such as Psychiatry, Neurology, Linguistics, Psychology, and Biology. Cognitive Science explores these numerous facets, as well as introduces the basics of artificial neural networks, connectionism, classical symbol theory, nonlinear dynamic systems and the principles of self-organization. This book also describes how elementary neuronal information is combined in perception and language, thus uncovering the mystery of brain processes and cognitive performances in humans.
Foreword, Introduction: Theory of an Integrative Neurocognition, Part 1: Foundations of Cognitive Science, 1. Cognitive Science: Integrative Theory of Cognition, Cognitivism and Computationalism, 2. (General) Theory of (Nonlinear) Dynamical Systems and the Paradigm, 3. Theoretical Paradigms in Cognitive Science and in Theoretical Neurophilosophy, 4. Integrative Synchronization Mechanisms and Models in the Cognitive Neurosciences, 5. Mathematical, Physical and Neuronal Entropy Based Information Theory, Part 2: Cognitive Neuroarchitectures in Neuroinformatics, in Cognitive Science and in Computational Neuroscience, 6. Systematic Class of Classic Vector Based Architecture Types, 7. Systematic Class of Attractor Based Architecture Types, 8. Systematic Class of Oscillator Based Architecture Types, 9. Systematic Class of System Dynamic Based and Synapse Based Architecture Types, 10. Systematic Class of Information Based Architecture Types, Bibliography, Index