The Foundations of Mind

This book offers a theory of how human conceptual life begins, and shows how perceptual information becomes transformed into concepts.

Author: Jean Matter Mandler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195311839


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This title offers a theory of how human conceptual life begins, and shows how perceptual information becomes transformed into concepts.

The Foundations of Mind

The foundations of mind ; origins of conceptual thought / by Jean Matter Mandler. p. cm. – (Oxford series in cognitive development) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-19-5172OO-O I. Cognition in infants. 2.

Author: Jean Matter Mandler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190291457

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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In The Foundations of Mind, Jean Mandler presents a new theory of cognitive development in infancy, focusing on the processes through which perceptual information is transformed into concepts. Drawing on her extensive research, Mandler explores preverbal conceptualization and shows how it forms the basis for both thought and language. She also emphasizes the importance of distinguishing automatic perceptual processes from attentive conceptualization, and argues that these two kinds of learning follow different principles, so it is crucial to specify the processes required by a given task. Countering both strong nativist and empiricist views, Mandler provides a fresh and markedly different perspective on early cognitive development, painting a new picture of the abilities and accomplishments of infants and the development of the mind.

Cognitive Media Theory

Carey,The Originof Concepts, Oxford Series in Cognitive Development (Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press,2009). ... The Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought, Oxford Series in Cognitive Development (New York: Oxford University ...

Author: Ted Nannicelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136226090

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Across the academy, scholars are debating the question of what bearing scientific inquiry has upon the humanities. The latest addition to the AFI Film Readers series, Cognitive Media Theory takes up this question in the context of film and media studies. This collection of essays by internationally recognized researchers in film and media studies, psychology, and philosophy offers film and media scholars and advanced students an introduction to contemporary cognitive media theory—an approach to the study of diverse media forms and content that draws upon both the methods and explanations of the sciences and the humanities. Exploring topics that range from color perception to the moral appraisal of characters to our interactive engagement with videogames, Cognitive Media Theory showcases the richness and diversity of cognitivist research. This volume will be of interest not only to students and scholars of film and media, but to anyone interested in the possibility of a productive relationship between the sciences and humanities.

Foundations of Musical Grammar

“Feelings: What Are They and How Does the Brain Make Them?” Dædalus 144, no. 1 (Winter): 96–111. ... The Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought. Oxford Series in Cognitive Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Lawrence M. Zbikowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190653644

Category: Music

Page: 272

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In recent years, music theorists have been increasingly eager to incorporate findings from the science of human cognition and linguistics into their methodology. In the culmination of a vast body of research undertaken since his influential and award-winning Conceptualizing Music (OUP 2002), Lawrence M. Zbikowski puts forward Foundations of Musical Grammar, an ambitious and broadly encompassing account on the foundations of musical grammar based on our current understanding of human cognitive capacities. Musical grammar is conceived of as a species of construction grammar, in which grammatical elements are form-function pairs. Zbikowski proposes that the basic function of music is to provide sonic analogs for dynamic processes that are important in human cultural interactions. He focuses on three such processes: those concerned with the emotions, the spontaneous gestures that accompany speech, and the patterned movement of dance. Throughout the book, Zbikowski connects cognitive research with music theory for an interdisciplinary audience, presenting detailed musical analyses and summaries of the basic elements of musical grammar.

Handbook of Integrative Developmental Science

Dordrecht, NL: Kluwer Academic. Mandler, J. M. (2004). The foundations of mind: Origins of conceptual thought. In Paul Bloom and Susan A. Gelman. Oxford series in cognitive development. Oxford: Oxford University Press. McRae, R. (1995).

Author: Michael F. Mascolo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000041095

Category: Psychology

Page: 514

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Although integrative conceptions of development have been gaining increasing interest, there have been few attempts to bring together the various threads of this emerging trend. The Handbook of Integrative Developmental Science seeks ways to bring together classic and contemporary theory and research in developmental psychology with an eye toward building increasingly integrated theoretical and empirical frameworks. It does so in the form of a festschrift for Kurt Fischer, whose life and work have both inspired and exemplified integrative approaches to development. Building upon and inspired by the comprehensive scope of Fischer’s Dynamic Skill Theory, this book examines what an integrated theory of psychological development might look like. Bringing together the work of prominent integrative thinkers, the volume begins with an examination of philosophical presuppositions of integrative approaches to development. It then shows how Dynamic Skill Theory provides an example of an integrative model of development. After examining the question of the nature of integrative developmental methodology, the volume examines the nature of developmental change processes as well as pathways and processes in the development of psychological structures both within and between psychological domains. The team of expert contributors cover a range of psychological domains, including the macro- and micro-development of thought, feeling, motivation, self, intersubjectivity, social relations, personality, and other integrative processes. It ends with a set of prescriptions for the further elaboration of integrative developmental theory, and a tribute to Kurt Fischer and his influence on developmental psychology. This book will be essential reading for graduate students and researchers of developmental psychology and human development, specifically developmental science.

The Origin of Concepts

Oxford Series in Cognitive Development Series Editors Paul Bloom and Susan A. Gelman The Essential Child: Origins of Essentialism in Everyday Thought Susan A. Gelman The Foundations of Mind: Origins of Conceptual Thought Jean Matter ...

Author: Susan Carey

Publisher: Oxford Series in Cognitive Dev

ISBN: 9780199838806

Category: Medical

Page: 598

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Carey begins by characterizing the innate starting point for conceptual development, namely systems of core cognition. Representations of core cognition are the output of dedicated input analyzers, as with perceptual representations, but these core representations differ from perceptual representations in having more abstract contents and richer functional roles. Carey argues that the key to understanding cognitive development lies in recognizing conceptual discontinuities in which new representational systems emerge that have more expressive power than core cognition and are also incommensurate with core cognition and other earlier representational systems. Finally, Carey fleshes out Quinian bootstrapping, a learning mechanism that has been repeatedly sketched in the literature on the history and philosophy of science. She demonstrates that Quinian bootstrapping is a major mechanism in the construction of new representational resources over the course of children's cognitive development.

Playful Disruption of Digital Media

Videogames of the oppressed: Critical thinking, education, tolerance, and other trivial issues. (pp. 85–94). ... The foundations of mind: Origins of conceptual thought. USA: Oxford Series in Cognitive Development.

Author: Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811018916

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This book starts with the proposition that digital media invite play and indeed need to be played by their everyday users. Play is probably one of the most visible and powerful ways to appropriate the digital world. The diverse, emerging practices of digital media appear to be essentially playful: Users are involved and active, produce form and content, spread, exchange and consume it, take risks, are conscious of their own goals and the possibilities of achieving them, are skilled and know how to acquire more skills. They share a perspective of can-do, a curiosity of what happens next? Play can be observed in social, economic, political, artistic, educational and criminal contexts and endeavours. It is employed as a (counter) strategy, for tacit or open resistance, as a method and productive practice, and something people do for fun. The book aims to define a particular contemporary attitude, a playful approach to media. It identifies some common ground and key principles in this novel terrain. Instead of looking at play and how it branches into different disciplines like business and education, the phenomenon of play in digital media is approached unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries. The contributions in this book provide a glimpse of a playful technological revolution that is a joyful celebration of possibilities that new media afford. This book is not a practical guide on how to hack a system or to pirate music, but provides critical insights into the unintended, artistic, fun, subversive, and sometimes dodgy applications of digital media. Contributions from Chris Crawford, Mathias Fuchs, Rilla Khaled, Sybille Lammes, Eva and Franco Mattes, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, Michael Nitsche, Julian Oliver, and others cover and address topics such as reflective game design, identity and people's engagement in online media, conflicts and challenging opportunities for play, playing with cartographical interfaces, player-emergent production practices, the re-purposing of data, game creation as an educational approach, the ludification of society, the creation of meaning within and without play, the internalisation and subversion of roles through play, and the boundaries of play.

International Handbook on Giftedness

The foundations of conceptual thought in infancy. Cognitive Development, 7, 273–285. Mandler, J. (2004). The foundations of mind: Origins of conceptual thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Middleton, F., & Strick, P. (2001).

Author: Larisa Shavinina

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402061622

Category: Education

Page: 1544

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This handbook presents a panoramic view of the field of giftedness. It offers a comprehensive and authoritative account on what giftedness is, how it is measured, how it is developed, and how it affects individuals, societies, and the world as a whole. It examines in detail recent advances in gifted education. The handbook also presents the latest advances in the fast-developing areas of giftedness research and practice, such as gifted education and policy implications. In addition, coverage provides fresh ideas, from entrepreneurial giftedness to business talent, which will help galvanize and guide the study of giftedness for the next decade.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

Perceptual and conceptual processes . Journal of Cognition and Development, 1 , 3–36 . Mandler , J. M. ( 2004 ). The foundations of mind: Origins of conceptual thought. New York : Oxford University Press .

Author: Usha Goswami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118586662

Category: Psychology

Page: 816

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This definitive volume is the result of collaboration by top scholars in the field of children's cognition. New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives


Perceptual and conceptual processes in infancy. Journal of Cognition and Development, 1, 3–36. Mandler, J. M. (2004). Foundations of mind: Origins of conceptual thought. New York: Oxford University Press. Mandler, J. M., & McDonough ...

Author: Scott Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195331059

Category: Psychology

Page: 367

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This work brings together theoretical views that embrace computational models and developmental neurobiology, and emphasize the interplay of time, experience, and cortical architecture to explain emergent knowledge.