1st Edition

Invariances in Human Information Processing

Edited By Thomas Lachmann, Tina Weis Copyright 2018
    320 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    320 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

     Invariances in Human Information Processing examines and identifies processing universals and how they are implemented in elementary judgemental processes. This edited collection offers evidence that these universals can be extracted and identified from observing law-like principles in perception, cognition, and action. Addressing memory operations, development, and conceptual learning, this book considers basic and complex meso- and makro-stages of information processing. Chapter authors provide theoretical accounts of cognitive processing that may offer tools for identification of functional components in brain activity in cognitive neuroscience

    Part I Micro-stages in information processing: Identification of processing universals

    1. Deciphering the time code of the brain: From psychophysical invariants to universals of neural organization
    2. Hans-Georg Geissler

    3. Dynamical constants and time universals: Relating and resolving two theories of cognitive microstructure
    4. Mark A. Elliott and Naomi du Bois

    5. Measuring the processing epoch for decision processes: A paper in honour of Hans-Georg Geissler
    6. Stephen Link

    7. The concepts of perceived magnitude and dynamic range: What they reveal about the nature of sensory systems

    Robert Teghtsoonian

    Part II Meso-stages in information processing: Complex processing architectures

    1. Some constraints on reaction-time distributions for sequential processes = Saul Sternberg
    2. A theoretical study of process dependence for standard two-process serial models and standard two-process parallel models
    3. Ru Zhang, Yanjun Liu, and James T. Townsend

    4. A brief overview of computational models of spatial, temporal, and feature visual attention
    5. George Sperling

    6. Perceptual organization and visual target selection
    7. Cees van Leeuwen, Tina Weis, and Thomas Lachmann

    8. Functional and structural MRI studies of multisensory integration underlying self-motion perception
    9. Mark W. Greenlee and Sebastian M. Frank

      Part III Macro-stages of information processing: Transitions in development and learning

    10. Auditory attention in children and adults: A psychophysiological approach
    11. Nicole Wetzel and Erich Schroger¨

    12. Reading Haiku: What eye movements reveal about the construction of literary meaning – A pilot study
    13. Thomas Geyer, Franziska Gunther, Jim Kacian, Hermann J. M¨ uller and¨ Stella Pierides

    14. Retrieval processes in person memory: Discrete levels of search time
    15. Peter Petzold and Brigitte Edeler

      Part IV Epilog

    16. Leipzig-Berlin and back: Science put in a life-story

    Hans-Georg Geissler


    Thomas Lachmann is Professor of Cognitive and Developmental Psychology at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    Tina Weis is Senior Researcher at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.