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The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS)

Edited by Frank C. Keil


This is a fully-searchable, complete text ofThe MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS) on a dual-platform CD-ROM.

Since the 1970s the cognitive sciences have offered multidisciplinary ways of understanding the mind and cognition. The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (MITECS) is a landmark, comprehensive reference work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of this changing field.

At the core of the encyclopedia are 471 concise entries, from Acquisition and Adaptationism to Wundt and X-bar Theory. Each article, written by a leading researcher in the field, provides an accessible introduction to an important concept in the cognitive sciences, as well as references or further readings. Six extended essays, which collectively serve as a roadmap to the articles, provide overviews of each of six major areas of cognitive science: Philosophy; Psychology; Neurosciences; Computational Intelligence; Linguistics and Language; and Culture, Cognition, and Evolution. For both students and researchers, MITECS will be an indispensable guide to the current state of the cognitive sciences.

System requirements: Compatible with Windows 95, Windows NT (16MB of RAM available to Acrobat Reader; 10MB hard-disk space); Windows 3.1 and 3.11 for Workgroups (12MB hard-disk space); Macintosh and Power Macintosh (8MB of RAM available to Acrobat Reader, Apple System Software version 7.1.2 or later, and 12.5MB hard-disk space).

About the Editor

Frank C. Keil is Professor of Psychology at Yale University.


“At last, a thorough, authoritative source for work in the cognitivesciences. Take the most important topics in the study of cognition,ask the world's top authorities to summarize the state of the art, andyou have it: The MIT Encyclopedia. I have already used it tolearn, to browse, to inform, to teach, and to update my ownunderstanding. It doesn't matter which end you seek: the book willfrequently be in use.”
Donald A. Norman, The Nielsen Norman Group; Professor Emeritus, Department of Cognitive Science, UC, San Diego; and author of The Invisible Computer
“The Cognitive Sciences emerged in recognition of the fact that scholars and scientists in many different fields shared common problems and needed to collaborate. Now at last The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences has provided a forum large enough for that interaction to occur–a forum that will not only facilitate cooperation but will educate a new generation of cognitive scientists.”
George Miller, Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Princeton University