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Essays in Cognitive Psychology


About the Series

Essays in Cognitive Psychology is designed to meet the need for rapid publication of brief volumes in cognitive psychology.

Primary topics include perception, movement and action, attention, memory, mental representation, language and problem solving.

Furthermore, the series seeks to define cognitive psychology in its broadest sense, encompassing all topics either informed by, or informing, the study of mental processes. As such, it covers a wide range of subjects including computational approaches to cognition, cognitive neuroscience, social cognition, and cognitive development, as well as areas more traditionally defined as cognitive psychology.

Each volume in the series makes a conceptual contribution to the topic by reviewing and synthesizing the existing research literature, by advancing theory in the area, or by some combination of these missions.

The principal aim is that authors provide an overview of their own highly successful research program in an area.

Volumes also include an assessment of current knowledge and identification of possible future trends in research.

Each book is a self-contained unit supplying the advanced reader with a well-structured review of the work described and evaluated.

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The Déjà Vu Experience

The Déjà Vu Experience

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Anne M. Cleary, Alan S. Brown
July 20, 2021

The Déjà vu Experience, Second Edition covers the latest scientific discoveries regarding the strange sense of familiarity most of us have felt at one time or another when doing something for the first time. The book sheds light on this mysterious phenomenon, considering the latest ...

Implicit Learning Theoretical and Empirical Issues

Implicit Learning: Theoretical and Empirical Issues

1st Edition

By Dianne C. Berry, Zoltan Dienes
November 01, 1993

There is considerable debate over the extent to which cognitive tasks can be learned non-consciously or implicitly. In recent years a large number of studies have demonstrated a discrepancy between explicit knowledge and measured performance. This book presents an overview of these studies and ...

Working Memory in Development

Working Memory in Development

1st Edition

By Valérie Camos, Pierre Barrouillet
March 13, 2018

Working memory is the system responsible for the temporary maintenance and processing of information involved in most cognitive activities, and its study is essential to the understanding of cognitive development. Working Memory in Development provides an integrative and thorough account of how ...

Space and Sense

Space and Sense

1st Edition

By Susanna Millar
September 08, 2017

How do we perceive the space around us, locate objects within it, and make our way through it? What do the senses contribute? This book focuses on touch in order to examine which aspects of vision and touch overlap in spatial processing. It argues that spatial processing depends crucially on ...

The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Déjà Vu

The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Déjà Vu

1st Edition

By Chris Moulin
September 01, 2017

Déjà vu is one of the most complex and subjective of all memory phenomena. It is an infrequent and striking mental experience, where the feeling of familiarity is combined with the knowledge that this feeling is false. While until recently it was an aspect of memory largely overlooked by mainstream...

Extraordinary Memories for Exceptional Events

Extraordinary Memories for Exceptional Events

1st Edition

By Stephen R. Schmidt
August 15, 2017

Not all memories are created equal. Our memories for some very exceptional events seem to stand out in our minds, and as such they may form the very core of who we are. Perhaps you have a vivid recollection of a fateful day, an unforgettable face, or a hilarious joke. This book summarizes theories ...

The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification

The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification

1st Edition

By James Michael Lampinen, Jeffrey S. Neuschatz, Andrew D. Cling
June 07, 2017

This volume provides a tutorial review and evaluation of scientific research on the accuracy and reliability of eyewitness identification. The book starts with the perspective that there are a variety of conceptual and empirical problems with eyewitness identification as a form of forensic ...

Reading and the Mental Lexicon

Reading and the Mental Lexicon

1st Edition

By Marcus Taft
December 01, 1993

Over the last twenty years a major area of cognitive psychology has developed centred upon research into the issues of how visually presented words are processed so that they can be read and understood. The focus has been on how words are stored in the mental lexicon and retrieved during the ...

Mnemonology Mnemonics for the 21st Century

Mnemonology: Mnemonics for the 21st Century

1st Edition

By James B. Worthen, R. Reed Hunt
June 23, 2015

This book bridges the gap between basic memory research and mnemonic applications through a careful analysis of the processes that underlie effective memory aids. The book traces the history of mnemonics, examines popular techniques, and discusses the current relevance of mnemonics to both ...

Principles of Memory

Principles of Memory

1st Edition

By Aimée M. Surprenant, Ian Neath
June 23, 2015

In over 100 years of scientific research on human memory, and nearly 50 years after the so-called cognitive revolution, we have nothing that really constitutes a widely accepted and frequently cited law of memory, and perhaps only one generally accepted principle. The purpose of this monograph is ...

Saying, Seeing and Acting The Psychological Semantics of Spatial Prepositions

Saying, Seeing and Acting: The Psychological Semantics of Spatial Prepositions

1st Edition

By Kenny R. Coventry, Simon C. Garrod
June 23, 2015

Our use of spatial prepositions carries an implicit understanding of the functional relationships both between objects themselves and human interaction with those objects.This is the thesis rigorously explicated in Saying, Seeing and Acting. It aims to account not only for our theoretical ...

Superportraits Caricatures and Recognition

Superportraits: Caricatures and Recognition

1st Edition

By Gillian Rhodes
June 23, 2015

As Nixon's unpopularity increased during Watergate, his nose and jowls grew to impossible proportions in published caricatures. Yet the caricatures remained instantly recognizable. Caricatures can even be superportraits, with the paradoxical quality of being more like the face than the face ...

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