The Computer Simulation of Behaviour
This book, originally published in 1970, concerns the new technique of computer simulation in psychology at the time. Computer programs described include models of learning, problem-solving, pattern recognition, the use of language, and personality. More general topics are discussed including the evaluation of such models, the relation of the field to cybernetics, and the problem posed by consciousness. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
Acknowledgements. What this book is about. 1. Brains, Computers and Models 2. Cybernetics 3. Digital Computing 4. Learning 5. Problem Solving 6. Pattern: Recognition and Creation 7. Language 8. Personality 9. Consciousness. Further Reading. Index.