This volume pulls together interdisciplinary research on cognitive representations in the mind and in the world. The chapters—from cutting-edge researchers in psychology, philosophy, computer science, and the arts—explore how structured representations determine cognition in memory, spatial cognition information visualization, event comprehension, and gesture. It will appeal to graduate-level cognitive scientists, technologists, philosophers, linguists, and educators.
Table of Contents
1. Insight in Mind Holly A. Taylor and Jeffrey M. Zacks Representations in Mind 2. Two, then Four Modes of Functioning of the Mind: Towards a Unification of "Dual" Theories of Reasoning and Theories of Cognitive Artifacts Roberto Casati 3. Nothing but the Truth? An Assessment of Narrative Goals in the Criminal Justice System Nancy Franklin and Michael Greenstein 4. You Look Lost: Understanding Uncertainty and Representational Flexibility in Navigation Tad T. Brunyé, Zach D. Haga, Lindsay A. Houck, and Holly A. Taylor Representations in World 5. Explaining Diagrams Jane Nisselson 6. Arrows in Diagrammatic and Navigational Spaces Michel Denis 7. Computer Animation and the Mental Representation of Change Over Time Mireille Bétrancourt 8. Diagrams in Design Jeffrey V. Nickerson 9. Acquiring Spatial Knowledge from Different Sources and Perspectives: Abilities, Strategies and Representations Francesca Pazzaglia and Chiara Meneghetti Interaction of Mind and World 10. Retelling Experiences and Writing Essays: How Storytelling Reflects and Changes Memory Elizabeth J. Marsh and Kathleen M. Arnold 11. Spatial Problem Solving and Cognition Christian Freksa, Thomas Barkowsky, Frank Dylla, Zoe Falomir, Ana-Maria Olteţeanu, and Jasper van de Ven 12. Events in Mind, Media, and Memory Jeffrey M. Zacks 13. What Artists Do (& Say) When They Draw: A Cognitive Ethnographic (and Arts-Based) Study of Eight Contemporary Artists’ Improvisational Drawing Practices Andrea Kantrowitz
Jeffrey M. Zacks is Professor and Associate Chair of Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Professor of Radiology, at Washington University in St. Louis.
Holly A. Taylor is Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Applied Brain & Cognitive Sciences at Tufts University.