Dynamic Cognitive Processes by Colin M. MacLeod, Bob Uttl, Nobuo Ohta (auth.), Nobuo Ohta

By Colin M. MacLeod, Bob Uttl, Nobuo Ohta (auth.), Nobuo Ohta Ph.D., Colin M. MacLeod Ph.D., Bob Uttl Ph.D. (eds.)

The convention from which this ebook derives came about in Tsukuba, Japan in March 2004. The 5th in a continuous sequence of meetings, this one used to be geared up to ascertain dynamic strategies in "lower order" cognition from belief to realization to reminiscence, contemplating either the behavioral and the neural degrees. We have been lucky to draw a great team of con­ tributors representing 5 international locations, which ended in a thrilling confer­ ence and, because the reader will speedy detect, an exceptional set of chapters. In bankruptcy 1, we are going to supply a sketchy "road map" to those chapters, elu­ cidating a few of the subject matters that emerged on the convention. The convention itself used to be incredible. We greatly loved the vari­ ety of viewpoints and matters that all of us had the chance to grapple with. there have been vigorous and lively exchanges, and lots of possibilities to speak to one another approximately intriguing new study, accurately what an excellent confer­ ence may still advertise. we are hoping that the readers of this e-book could have an identical experience—moving from cautious experimental designs within the cogni­ tive laboratory to neural mechanisms measured through new applied sciences, from the laboratory to the emergency room, from perceptual studying to adjustments in reminiscence over a long time, the entire whereas squarely concentrating on how top to provide an explanation for cognition, now not just to degree it. finally, the target of technology is, in fact, clarification. We additionally wish that the reader will come away totally confident that cognition is a completely dynamic, interactive system.

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By explicitly recognizing the contributions of both lower-level sensory processes and higher-level cognitive processes, the hybrid approach can resolve apparent conflicts in the reversible figure literature by calling attention to the fact that different viewing conditions can differentially engage top-down and bottom-up processes. The approach also provides a framework for future research, encouraging work that addresses how bottom-up and top-down processes are coordinated and how their effects are integrated in determining conscious perceptual experience.

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